Single map. Multiple uses.

Custom Map with Wayfinding

A single custom map can be used on your websites, at venue, print and your mobile apps with digital wayfinding navigation.

Yes, indoors and multiple floors included.

Create detailed maps

What are Custom Maps?

If your location, venue or event is “Private” you most likely just have a location on Google Maps shown or an older satellite image from a very high level altitude.

You will then need to create a custom map to get a much more accurate and more detailed map. With a custom map you can also include navigation within your venue, location or event.

Case study

Navigating at Sydney’s Royal Easter Show

Sydney Royal Easter Show is Southern Hemisphere’s largest family event attracting close to a million people in the two weeks during the show. The EasterShow venue is well mapped by Google/Apple maps, but for the duration of the event those maps, and the way-finding available from them would not work.

A section of normally open space is fenced in for the event blocking access except via 4 entries, and many of the internal roads and paths are blocked by things like ferris wheels, exhibits, food stands and other event-specific infrastructure. This means walking directions/distances between various places and events provided by the standard Apple and Google map SDKs are unusable.

Custom Way Finding

Having built a solution to working out how to get to any event/facility/attraction to any other place, we then integrated this with the event planning “MyPlan” feature in the mobile app, so if you planned to see, for example:

  • the Poodle Competition,
  • a specific Wood Chopping heat,
  • ride the Ferris Wheel,
  • eat a Tornado Fry,
  • and buy a Bertie Beetle Showbag,

the app can now plot your route out for you, taking into account the times of the Poodle and Wood Chopping events, the walking time between them, and show you a route from your current location to each of your planned destinations, including notification when you need to leave to arrive in time for time-specific events.

Mapping Solution

Using a combination of available satellite imagery, event planning and logistics documents, and site visits – we created a map of locations of all events, attractions, facilities, and all relevant/important locations (including things like road/path intersections and building entrances/exits) in the event precinct.

We also then mapped out all the walkable connections between each of these locations and it’s adjacent location. For this event we ended up several hundred location “nodes”, each with at least one and up to 6 or 7 (and occasionally more) adjacent nodes.

Case study

HomeWorld Marsden Park

HomeWorld display villages are usually in areas where existing road data and satellite imagery are not yet up to date. Even when accurate road data is available, the standard pedestrian wayfinding doesn’t meet best practice for family and child safety, routing pedestrians down the middle of roads, instead of along footpaths and using crossings or corners to cross roads.

There are also commonly other display village site specific constrains, for example often is a single builder has 2 or more display homes adjacent to each other, they’ll be fenced in and the entrance for all homes will be in one place – where Google/Apple maps will instead route you to the centre of the property boundary for each house.

Google Maps Vs. Our Map

Apple Map Vs. Our Map

Combine drones and satellite photography

Custom Maps using Drones

When combining Mobiddiction’s drone aerial photography with high resolution satellite view imagery creating high resolution and more accurate points of interest (POI’s) we design a custom map for a much richer user experience, allowing for way-finding directions. All this managed from our platform to update in realtime.

Recommended for: Festivals, Events, markets, indoor venues, shopping centres, universities, educational institutions.