Google Street View expands to airports and train stations

The Street View team now offers an inside tour of international airports, train stations, and a cable car stop in Hong Kong.

Google's Street View tour of the Madrid-Barajas Airport in Spain.
Google's Street View tour of the Madrid-Barajas Airport in Spain. Screenshot by Lance Whitney/CNET

Travelers who get lost at airports or train stations can now call on Google Street View to help them find their way.

The ubiquitous mapping service has extended its coverage to 16 international airports, more than 50 train and subway stations, and a cable car platform in Hong Kong. A Google map displays the locations of all the new Street View transit spots.

You can take a virtual panormamic tour of the Waterloo station in London, the terminals of the Tokyo International Airport, the check-in counter at the Madrid-Barajas Airport in Spain, and even the inside of a plane at Dubai International Airport.

In a blog posted late Monday, the Street View team called these new spots "our first efforts," a sign that more public transportation hubs are destined for an inside look.

The new street views can help you whether you're trying to find a specific area or just want an advanced preview of the next airport or train stop on your trip.

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Journalist, software trainer, and Web developer Lance Whitney writes columns and reviews for CNET, Computer Shopper, Microsoft TechNet, and other technology sites. His first book, "Windows 8 Five Minutes at a Time," was published by Wiley & Sons in November 2012.

 

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