Indoor Google Maps Now Available at TUL
TULSA, OK – May 7, 2013 – Tulsa International Airport (TUL) has recently worked with Google to provide our visitors with indoor Google Maps for Android. Google Maps users are now able to locate departure gates, ticket counters, car rentals, restaurants, shops, restrooms, and even ATMs within the terminal. Floor plans automatically appear when users are zoomed in on the terminal using the Google Maps app. Visitors can easily see where they are located using the familiar “blue dot” icon of the My Location feature and get helpful indoor walking directions to navigate to their next stop within the airport. A tool on the right side of the screen will even tell users on which floor they are, and the map will automatically update if they change levels.
“We are pleased to welcome Tulsa International Airport to the Indoor Google Maps family,” said Sam Temes, Strategic Partner Development Manager at Google. “Collaborations such as this one with TUL create more comprehensive, accurate and easy-to-use maps, and in turn, create better visitor experiences. The addition of Tulsa International Airport to Indoor Google Maps demonstrates TUL’s ongoing commitment to innovation and to providing useful information that helps people get where they want go.”
The inclusion on Google Maps adds another option to the existing wayfinding methods currently available to TUL customers, including static maps in the terminal, printed maps at information desks, and the interactive map on the airport’s website. Indoor Google Maps combine the information of a map directory kiosk with the convenience of a phone and the location awareness of Google Maps. Tulsa International Airport’s Director of Marketing, Alexis Higgins, is excited to have the latest mapping technology available to TUL customers, “We believe this will help our passengers find their way around TUL effortlessly and will provide a convenient resource that will lead to an improved experience for our customers”.
The floor plans are integrated directly into Google Maps, so there is no separate app to download, no need to download individual areas, and no need to change the settings on your Android phone. Simply zoom in to TUL on your Android device, and the floor plans and option to change levels will automatically appear.