• London Skyline at Night
    Be like a Local
    Audio-based navigation for everyone who
    needs help getting to where they want to go
  • Inside a Museum
    Be Efficient
    Reduce the number of people getting lost,
    speed their movement and increase your footfall
  • Cambridge City Model
    Be Smart
    Make yours a truly Smart City with
    seamless location and navigation services
  • Fireservice at night
    Be Responsive
    Get first responders in your venue
    straight to those that need help most

Who is Waymap ?

Waymap is unique in combining the most advanced indoor location technology with the highest expertise in providing inclusive services for vulnerable users.

We help our customers provide robust and inclusive navigation, emergency assistance and smart services to vision impaired and other users in their public spaces; be that transport, entertainment, retail, education or office.

We are a commercial organisation with the passion to deliver a sustainable inclusive society and the technology to make it happen. We focus on user need, seeking to create and source the very best in location and digital technology to make the greatest impact and deliver at scale.

Waymap is an initiative of the Royal Society for Blind Children in the UK (RSBC) and a sister to Wayfindr, the not-for-profit organisation established to lead the development of the open standard for audio-based navigation.

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How Waymap works

We help our customers make a rapid and lasting impact for all their users by being ...

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Accessible

Our free smartphone app learns; adapting to each user to deliver unprecedented independence, confidence and freedom of travel across multiple venues

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Dynamic

Our dynamic routing gives our users the most up to date instructions without being tied to beacon or other fixed infrastructure

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End-to-End

We consider the full day-in-the-life of our users and support end-to-end journeys across multiple venues and modes of transport whatever App they use

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Managable

We provide an agile and open digital platform for our customers to manage their facilities and deliver emergency support across transport hubs and public venues of all kinds

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Standards-based

We are the only solution designed by the team behind the open standard for audio-based navigation which was developed specifically to support the visually impaired community in public spaces

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Community-focussed

Waymap was born from the needs of the visually impaired community and remains a true champion of social inclusion. The reason we are commercial is to make a greater and more sustainable impact.

Our users truly rely on us

Our first goal is to give people confidence in public spaces whoever they are

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    Accurate

    We aim to know where you are to half a metre; a single step.

    This is how accurate our calculation of location needs to be to deliver safe navigation to those with visual impairment. We need to be this accurate to deliver reliable audio-navigation to the ITU / Wayfindr standard.

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    Confident

    True independence comes from confidence and keeping the user on track at all times is our priority.

    Waymap is built on proven world leading technology which has been enhanced and adapted to deliver a first in personal navigation. The technology knows when to be confident in its location and when to ask for more information.

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    Learning

    Waymap learns from our users - continually getting better at understanding how and where they walk.

    Advanced Machine Learning technology improves and adapts to each user and each venue. Waymap uses the latest data fusion and machine learning techniques to listen to the sensors on the phone and work out location and direction accurately and reliably.

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    Digital

    Waymap is a true digital platform that delivers a seamless end-to-end experience across multiple venues and modes of transport.

    Use Waymap's smartphone app or build our libraries into yours; both are supported by a digital platform that gives our users freedom across all our partners and their locations making it seamless and familiar to use and economical to provide.

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    Personal

    Personalised instructions are crafted for each user and each venue.

    Waymap's instructions are tailored for users of cane or guide dogs and match the venue. They also adapt according current stride length and speed of movement. These data are personal, secure and private and shared only if the user asks us to.

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    Practical

    Installation is simple and quick.

    Waymap's advanced location technology means that we can accurately locate and guide our users with the smallest number of beacons. This reduces costs and makes it possible to navigate through large open spaces with high ceilings and architectural restrictions.

Our users truly rely on us

Our first goal is to give people confidence in public spaces whoever they are.

Our Blog

News and opinion from Waymap and our community

Announcement

Waymap; a new initiative from RSBC

One of the greatest sources of exclusion for disabled people is the restricted social engagement that comes from limited travel. The key barrier to overcome is the fear of not being able to complete their journey or suddenly being dependent upon strangers for assistance.

Waymap is a new initiative from the Royal Society for Blind Children. Waymap's mission is to improve the independent movement of visually impaired and other vulnerable people in public spaces.

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Opinion

Wayfindr standard for audio navigation is user-centred, not technology-driven

Wayfindr's Open Standard for audio navigation has recently been approved by the International Telecommunications Union as ITU-T F.921 (read more here, ITU site). As a standard, it is a rare example which focusses on the quality of experience for the end user rather than technologies used to deliver it.

The focus on the quality of instruction ensures that the true needs of the user remain our benchmark.

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Announcement

Waymap licences world leading location technology

Waymap has secured exclusive access to Cambridge Consultants breakthrough technology for indoor location for audio navigation services; Trace.

Delivering accurate indoor location information is the holy grail for developers of position systems. Many existing systems rely on expensive fixed infrastructure of multiple radio signals which are unreliable, especially in public spaces busy with people.

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