Railway station navigation

Geographic information system (GIS) based on the digital twin of the object and geolocation services indoors Indoors Navigation Platform for railway stations.

Implementing a solution for Russian Railways at the end of 2021: in 3 months we digitized 42 stations, making accurate 3D maps with the location of premises and traffic routes. At 9 Moscow railway stations, we installed 3,000 positional BLE sensors, set up navigation and integrated it into the specially developed Stations mobile application.

 

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Main functionality:

– The indoor positioning system is based on Bluetooth and Wi-Fi signals, as well as GPS for outdoor navigation. SDK INP is a built-in iOS and Android mobile application.

– 3D map of the station and updated information about each room in the user’s phone.

– The user’s location is accurately determined on the map of the station.

– The user can search for the desired object or service in the building: cash desks, parking lots, restaurants, shops, cafes, including offline mode, and choose a route.

– The application creates a visual route on a 2D / 3D map and leads the user to the desired object.

– The user can add the most frequently visited stations to favorites, leave feedback about shops and other objects.

Mobile app structure

AR navigation.
By scanning a special marker in AR mode, the user can move while watching the route through the phone’s camera in real space due to 3D graphics. The augmented reality service allows not only to show routes, but also to demonstrate creative advertising content in a playful manner with 3D animation.

Navigation for people with limited mobility.
The application has the ability to build special routes for the category of people with limited mobility and guide them using voice prompts only along the passages, elevators and ramps intended for them.

Marketing and travel analytics.
The station administration receives information about passenger congestion areas and the most congested sections at different time intervals. Direct informs visitors about events, closed platforms and repairs, promotions and discounts in stores by sending targeted PUSH messages based on preference data and location information. Based on the statistics of visits, points of attraction of the object are determined, a heat map is built and popular routes are visualized.

Staff tracking.
To optimize work processes, employees install a special mobile application on their phones, receive a badge or bracelet, and attach electronic BLE tags to tangible assets. The station administrator monitors the movement of personnel in real time, can control the places of stay and working hours of employees, and see the movement of material assets inside the building and on the territory.

AR navigation.
By scanning a special marker in AR mode, the user can move while watching the route through the phone’s camera in real space due to 3D graphics. The augmented reality service allows not only to show routes, but also to demonstrate creative advertising content in a playful manner with 3D animation.

Navigation for people with limited mobility.
The application has the ability to build special routes for the category of people with limited mobility and guide them using voice prompts only along the passages, elevators and ramps intended for them.

Marketing and travel analytics.
The station administration receives information about passenger congestion areas and the most congested sections at different time intervals. Direct informs visitors about events, closed platforms and repairs, promotions and discounts in stores by sending targeted PUSH messages based on preference data and location information. Based on the statistics of visits, points of attraction of the object are determined, a heat map is built and popular routes are visualized.

Staff tracking.
To optimize work processes, employees install a special mobile application on their phones, receive a badge or bracelet, and attach electronic BLE tags to tangible assets. The station administrator monitors the movement of personnel in real time, can control the places of stay and working hours of employees, and see the movement of material assets inside the building and on the territory.