Pedestrian navigation

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Pedestrian navigation is the term used for route guidance with a mobile navigation device for pedestrians .

Compared to car navigation, footpaths, pedestrian zones, parks and squares next to traffic roads are taken into account in the route calculation and included. For this purpose, the geodata is partly regenerated and adapted to the requirements of the target group. Pedestrians differ in their behavior towards motorists in moving and searching for the appropriate route. The shortest or fastest route is not always the focus for pedestrians. For him, the best possible linking of individual target points is crucial. Shops, restaurants and attractive surroundings are important criteria for him when choosing a route. Useful extensions to pedestrian navigation are available through points of interest (POI) or location-based services . With the help of POIs that are loaded onto the navigation device, pedestrians can find museums, restaurants or ice rinks in their vicinity, for example, and can be guided to them. Location-based services, also known as location-based services, can also be integrated into the navigation. Another helpful option for pedestrian navigation is the integration of the public transport network into the navigation. So you can be guided to your destination in connection with the subway, tram or bus.