The new enhanced version increases its focus on information for residents and visitors. The interactive map is a component of many other useful items such as timetables, events calendar, city newsfeed, local information and emergency advice.
Now with extended functionality
The links to smartphones, multilingual capability and a menu navigation section which can be lowered for access by wheelchair users are all retained. New additions include a large quantity of further information, full-size display of the interactive map on the touchscreen area and the option for cities to choose their own content.
Robert Furger, Chief Development & Technology Officer: «Our pioneering work has been worthwhile. We are proud to support towns on their journey to becoming smart cities and to work with them to provide custom solutions.»
Roll-out in Lucerne and Zurich
CityMap was originally launched as a pilot project at two locations in Lucerne. The city currently has seven screens in use in central locations. Clear Channel was the definitive winner with its bid for the right to implement the electronic city maps. The screens are provisionally set to go into operation at 16 sites in June-July 2019.
CityMap is a product from Clear Channel and Geocom Informatik AG, a company affiliated to Esri Schweiz. It is based on ArcGIS, the most widely used mapping and analytics software in the world. Map data and operation run on a local system that guarantees high-level performance and can be updated at any time via a Cloud-based service.