Monday, March 15, 2010

Bahrain Grand Prix 2010 - Interactive Hot Map

Manama company ICON working with the Kingdom of Bahrain Survey and Land Registration Bureau, and Bahrain International Circuit officials released an interactive online map of the home of the Bahrain Grand Prix.

The result is a detailed and highly accurate cartographic hot map based on extensive on-site surveying at BIC in Sakhir by the Survey and Land Registration Bureau – Topographic Survey Directorate, and complimented with information from Bahrain International Circuit officials. Mapping is by Germany’s Kartographie Huber, and online map technology company hot-maps produced the interactive version available here. A high-resolution aerial image of BIC, previously not available to the online public, goes with the map.

Bahrain International Circuit is the first motorsports venue worldwide to be depicted in the advanced mapping technology hot-maps. “The interactive map of BIC is an exciting way to explore the details of the circuit, choose an area to buy tickets for the Bahrain Grand Prix, and plan the trip to BIC, or even race it with your mouse! It is complemented by being linked to the official interactive tourist maps of Bahrain, on which visitors can see where BIC is located and how to get there. Also motorsports teams, officials and organisers will appreciate being able to precisely see the track online year round before the Grand Prix.” said Rashed Shaheen, chief executive of ICON. News editors, formula one fans and bloggers can link directly to their favourite turns and places on the track with a crosshairs tool.

The 2010 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix will be the first race of the 60th anniversary season of the FIA Formula One World Championship, and the comeback of multiple F1 champion Michael Schuhmacher. BIC features a new track layout as it extends its existing 5.412km circuit to 6.299km. The new track extension now offers a challenging loop of corners and height changes reaching out into the Sakhir desert.


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