Houston airports to debut map technology for passengers

Maps Online will help passengers navigate through airports

Houston airports will offer turn-by-turn wayfinding for passengers.
Houston airports will offer turn-by-turn wayfinding for passengers.

HOUSTON – New technology created to help passengers find their way around airports more easily will debut in Houston.

According to the Houston Airport System, Bush Intercontinental Airport and Hobby Airport will be the first in the world with the turn-by-turn, way-finding technology that does not require downloading a separate app to smart devices.

The Houston Airport System said it worked with San Francisco-based company LocusLabs to bring the technology to Houston. LocusLabs has named its product "Maps Online."

Passengers will be able to easily access the interactive map technology from any device or browser. The navigation tool will provide directions to help passengers get from place to place within the airport, including gates, ticket kiosks, shops, restaurants and security checkpoints. It will also provide the estimated time it will take to walk to the destination.

"For the Houston Airport System, the accessibility of this new technology is as exciting as being chosen as pilot airports for its launch," said Kathleen Boyd, head of marketing for the Houston Airport System. "The fact that there is no app necessary -- that travelers at our airports can use it simply by going to fly2houston.com on their smart device -- offers another powerful and valuable tool to our customers, who already use our passenger journey-focused award-winning website to find a wide variety of information and services on a daily basis. It is another step toward meeting our strategic objective to 'make our passengers happy.'"

Maps Online will be launched on fly2houston.com this month.

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