The air terminals of the biggest capitals have become little urban areas, with a maze of sections, premises and kilometer-long passageways where it isn’t in every case simple to discover your way around, particularly if the traveler goes in the nick of time to get the flight. To encourage this assignment, Aena, in a joint effort with Telefónica, has dispatched AenaMaps, a versatile and web application that offers explorers help to explore with maps inside the significant Spanish air terminals.
It is a sort of air terminal Google Maps that permits the traveler not exclusively to know their area consistently inside the air terminal, yet to explore through the terminal guides, look for focal points, (for example, boarding doors, eateries or shops) or more all, figure the best course to arrive at the objective inside the aerodrome, showing the separation and the surmised span of the excursion.
The apparatus is now accessible at the Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas air terminal, and before the finish of this current year it will be executed in those of Barcelona-El Prat and Palma de Mallorca, continuously stretching out to other huge air terminals in the Aena organization, for example, Malaga Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Alicante, sources from the two organizations have educated EL PAÍS.
Direction can be followed at the air terminal utilizing the Aena application , both on Android and iOS (iPhone), and shows the chose courses both outwardly and by voice. The guides and the various courses can likewise be counseled on the Aena corporate site by picking a root and objective inside the air terminal.
The GPS or worldwide situating framework that Google Maps utilizes is substantial for outside (roads, streets or open fields), yet it shows exceptionally helpless when we enter a structure, wherein the third measurement additionally becomes an integral factor, for example, the plants or floors, either in a mall or the air terminal itself. Consequently, AenaMaps additionally utilizes the IPS ( Indoor Positioning System ), a framework that locates the traveler’s portable sign, utilizing the two GPS and the air terminal’s Wi-Fi organization and including bluetooth signals appropriated at various focuses inside the air terminal. .
Its advertisers need to dynamically extend the functionalities of the application to, for instance, educate the length continuously regarding the entry through the security channels, or offer help to travelers with diminished portability. A definitive objective is to offer a way to-entryway administration, that will be, that the explorer can follow the total way from their root – their home or office – to the boarding door. To do this, they will attempt to agree with Google or other outside area stages. The prospects of agreeing with the stores and foundations that stay at the air terminal are likewise assessed, despite the fact that for the second it doesn’t convey any sort of publicizing.
The direction application is one of the undertakings that are essential for the agreement granted by Telefónica in 2018 for the digitization cycle of Aena, which set this line of activity as one of the mainstays of its key arrangement. In building up the undertaking, the air terminal director has likewise had Telefónica, with the cooperation of the organizations Carto, an area knowledge stage, and Situm Indoor Positioning, a firm spent significant time in indoor area and route.
The first has taken an interest in the cartographic advancement of Aena air terminal guides and plans, course improvement and, as a rule, in the rationale and coordination of the whole arrangement; and the second has given the innovative components and geopositioning inside air terminals.
The CEO of Telefónica Spain, María Jesús Almazor, brought up that “Aena’s transition to a more computerized model will offer it the chance to offer travelers extra encounters that go past the utilization of its offices to get to flights. “.
As far as concerns her, the business and land head supervisor of Aena, María José Cuenda, featured the advanced change that the air terminal segment is encountering: “Aena has firmly dedicated to advancing the digitization of its air terminals with the point of improving the movement experience of travelers and the openness of its administrations, making their section through the air terminal simpler and more agreeable. We will have the option to offer clients customized encounters that are adjusted to their requirements consistently, which will bring about an improvement in their observation “.