NTT DATA Intros NariNAVI App
October 9, 2018
The NariNAVI app can be used within Narita International Airportís terminals and uses a High-precision indoor location information technology(Note 1) leveraging radio frequency and geomagnetism (the earthís magnetic field) to determine oneís position. This will be the first time that the technology is used within an airport in Japan.
NariNAVI uses geomagnetic positioning to
display the userís current position on their
smartphone in real-time on a map of the
airport. In addition to the 2D map, NariNAVI
also displays a 2.5D map of the airportís
intricate facilities which extend over
multiple floors. This intuitive and
user-friendly map will help foreigners
visiting Japan seamlessly navigate their way
around Narita Airport.
Background & Summary
NAA has been considering the idea of an
airport navigation app that allows users to
pinpoint their location within Narita
Airport in real-time, so that foreigners
visiting Japan and other first-time visitors
can seamlessly navigate through the airport
much like they can do outdoor but is not
normally possible indoor because of lack of
GPS signal. NTT DATA proposed to NAA the
development of an app that utilizes the
High-precision indoor location information
service(Note 2) which started
back in June 2018. NTT DATA then proceeded
to develop NariNAVI after being chosen by
Technology Offered to NariNAVI
About the High-Precision Indoor Location Information Service
This service is a cloud service(Note 5) that is equipped with an indoor positioning function and a map delivery function for smartphones to realize a location information service within indoor spaces. This service will allow users to take advantage of location information in a wide variety of applications such as to improve guide services including its navigation service offered to visitors and to streamline operations by grasping the routes taken by employees.
NTT DATA will leverage this opportunity of introducing the High-precision indoor location information service at NAA to examine further advancement of navigation services and expand the application of location information at NAA such as to manage employees and articles. NTT DATA will also aim to expand its business in the future by developing location information services for public transportation and companies with large-scale indoor facilities.