Friday, August 18, 2017

Koltsovo Airport to offer real-time maps of airport through indoor navigation

Last week, Yekaterinburg's Koltsovo International Airport announced that it will partner with IT firm Sitiskanner to implement the first phase of Indoor Mapping, an interior navigation program built on top of Google Maps.

Koltsovo passengers will soon be able to navigate the airport with real-time maps of each level of the airport.

"We are open to modern technology, constantly expanding our range of services," Koltsovo Executive Director Alexei Piskunov said. "We are delighted to be among the first in Russia to offer its passengers this new service."

Koltsovo is the first Russian company to pilot the Indoor Mapping software. Google specialists expect more indoor maps to become available for Russian buildings next year.

Indoor mapping of Koltsovo's facilities will go live early next year, and will include renderings of the airport terminals as well as cafes, shops and administrative offices.