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Why Indoor Mapping Is A Game Changer For Transportation Hubs

Indoor mapping application

An example of indoor mapping application (Mappedin.com).

Imagine if you could know exactly where you were inside a building, without ever having to ask for help. Indoor mapping is making this a reality, and it’s changing the way we navigate transportation hubs like airports and train stations. With indoor mapping, passengers can easily find their way to their gate or platform, no matter how large the airport or train station may be. So far, indoor mapping has been implemented in a few airports and train stations worldwide – but as demand for this technology grows, it’s sure to become commonplace in transit hubs everywhere.

 WAYFINDING FOR TRAVELERS

Using indoor maps for transportation hubs can be a lifesaver when finding one’s way around a busy airport or train station. With so many terminals, gates, and platforms, it can be easy to get lost. 

By using an indoor navigation app, travelers can simply input their destination and be given step-by-step directions to where they need to go. This can take the guesswork out of wayfinding and help passengers get to their gate or platform with plenty of time to spare.
Moreover, a wayfinding app for transportation hubs can also be used to find amenities like restaurants, shops, and restrooms.
In addition, indoor mapping can help reduce congestion and confusion in transportation hubs by giving people a straightforward way to find their way around. For the administration of transportation hubs, this can translate into improved customer satisfaction and increased efficiency. 

 IMPROVE SECURITY IN TRANSPORTATION HUBS

With the increasing popularity of smartphones, more and more people are using indoor maps to navigate their way around transportation hubs such as airports and train stations. While these maps can be a great convenience for travelers, they also have the potential to improve security in these crowded places.
By providing a detailed view of the layout of a transportation hub, indoor maps can help authorities quickly identify potential security risks and take steps to mitigate them. For example, if there is an incident in a particular area, indoor maps can help security personnel quickly locate the scene and identify any potential escape routes.
Similarly, if a large group of people is seen congregating in one area, this could indicate that something is happening that needs to be investigated. In both cases, indoor maps can play a vital role in helping to keep transportation hubs safe.

REDUCE CONGESTION

The number of commuters at transportation hubs, especially underground trains, and tubes, is ever increasing. This can lead to congestion and passenger flow issues, which can in turn cause delays and missed connections. One way to help reduce congestion and manage passenger flow is to use indoor maps for navigation apps.
By providing clear and concise directions, indoor maps can help passengers to navigate the space more efficiently, reducing the chances of getting lost or ending up in the wrong place. In addition, indoor maps can be used to track crowd movements and identify areas of congestion. By understanding how passengers move through the space, authorities can make changes to the layout or operations of the hub to reduce bottlenecks and improve flow.

 TRAIN UPDATES VIA PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

Indoor positioning can be a great asset for any digital solution, especially one focused on travel. With indoor positioning integrated, push notifications can be sent to remind passengers of things like travel times, travel delays, ticket deals, nearby restrooms, and vendors.
Having this information readily available can help to make the travel experience more efficient and convenient for passengers. This can be a great way to enhance the passenger experience and keep them informed while they’re on the go.
Additionally, it may also help to promote customer loyalty by providing a more personalized experience. Lastly, it can also help you generate revenue through targeted notifications about deals and discounts.

Conclusion paragraph: Indoor mapping can help transportation hubs in a variety of ways, from improving customer experience to reducing costs. Are you currently using indoor mapping technology in your transportation hub? If not, we encourage you to explore the possibilities and see how this technology can benefit your business.

Kathleen Yates

 

Links:

  1. https://www.mappedin.com/industries/transportation-hubs/
  2. https://www.apta.com/news-publications/public-transportation-facts/
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