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26/02/2009 – iPhone ‘App’ Of The Week : Gate Maps
Finding your gate in an unfamiliar airport can be stressful, especially during tight connections. Once you land you want to know exactly where you are headed rather than stopping to find a concourse map or ask a customer service agent. When changing terminals the stress level simply increased if you don’t know the airport you’re transiting through.
The iPhone App “Gate Maps” features interactive airport maps for 25 major international airports hubs (the exceptions being Washington’s Reagan Airport-DCA and New York’s LaGuardia Airport-LGA). Each map comes from the airports official passenger map, so the maps vary from airport to airport, but overall I have found this to be a useful tool for a quick reference on the run.
When the map pops up on the iPhone you can use your finger to move the maps around, to go from gate to gate or terminal to terminal. Some maps, such as New York’s JFK International Airport allow you to click terminals and zoom down to gate level, other maps, such as San Francisco International Airport (SFO) present you with a detailed listing of airlines and their corresponding terminals.
This is a simple useful tool for anyone making connections…check it out and see if the airports listed apply to your travels.
Below are six screen shots of Gate Maps from my iPhone.
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