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November 13th 2020
A quick flashback to last year’s WTM event!
Exactly a year ago, we were WTM finalists in the Best Digital Influencer category. This year the event was held online, but the atmosphere was still top notch.
We got to the finalist places in cooperation with the Iniö archipelago. They created a very successful marketing campaign as well as the archipelago map for Nomadi with local specialties.
Read more about last year’s event WTM2019 Finalists
Iniö’s success story continues!
With the digital archipelago map and WTM awareness, Iniö has aroused even more interest as a tourist destination. The area has always been popular with both domestic and foreign tourists, but with the informative and storytelling map, having noticed the area’s diverse services, visitors preferred to stay in the area for a longer period of time.
The map information about port locations and ferry timetables has increased also the sense of security. You no longer have to search for information in many different places, but everything can be found on the same platform.
Search app.citynomadi.com #Inio
Beethoven has been celebrated with the fan route!
Nomadi app has been heavily used in Vienna this year. To celebrate Beethoven’s 250th anniversary, the local music museum Haus der Musik made a Nomadi map that takes you to the composer’s numerous residencies. The map also illustrates the city limits of the old Vienna, from the time Beethoven worked on his world-famous compositions.
The popularity of the map began to rise especially in the spring, when the museum itself, among many others, had to temporarily close its doors, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Music lovers and Beethoven’s fans were still able to visit the composer’s home places with Nomadi at any time.
Search app.citynomadi.com #Beethoven
It’s time to update Nomadi app on Android devices, as it now has a new map layout and features to get the most out of your routes and maps.
Extensive Map View
The layout has been updated and structured for better use and the map is now more widely visible. You will still find all the familiar functions as before.
Search for #Ruissalo
Interlayer destination search
In indoor guidance, destination search now also works between several layers. Therefore, you will always see the place you are looking for on the map, whether you are on the same floor or not.
Try destination search on the KYS hospital map.
Search for #KYS
Content update information
The route information now also contains information about when the content of the route was last updated. This allows the user to trust that the route has up-to-date information.
A good example of an active content update can be found on the Iniö archipelago route. It was created a couple of years ago and has been updated and developed regularly since then.
Search for #Iniö
October 5th 2020
Nordic innovation House leads Nordic smart city companies to the Singapore market!
This year, the Nordic Innovation House Singapore theme on SMART CITIES aims to support and provide selected Nordic companies with an opportunity to expand their foothold in Singapore and Southeast Asia. Citynomadi is one of these companies.
Read more about this project and the program: Nordic Innovation House
Urban Sense 2020
Last spring Citynomadi took part in a project called Urban Sense Moving IoT with Stara, Wizenze and Forum Virium.
The aim of the project was to follow the noise levels and air quality around Helsinki. The information feed was visualized by Citynomadi on the Helsinki city map.
Smart Kalasatama becomes even smarter!
Forum Virium launched the Smart Kalasatama Route in Nomadi few years ago. This smart living environment evolves all the time, so go and see what it looks like on the redesigned route!
September 14th 2020
Navigate in KYS using Nomadi!
For more carefree hospital experience, try using Nomadi next time you are visiting Kuopio University Hospital! We are using seamless indoor navigation that helps you to find your way around the hospital with accuracy and without delays.
We are always listening to our end users. When visiting the Kuopio University Hospital, please, leave your thoughts into the feedback section by clicking the question mark symbol on the map. This way you help us to develop our service! Thank you for your feedback!
Download Nomadi app and use a search word #KYS.
Read more about the KYS hospital map
TAYS for different life situations!
We always thrive to create a safer environment for people when introducing a new map. Citynomadi and Tampere University Hospital have created an info screen system around the hospital that is very comprehensive and easy to use. It’s very important for people to know where they are going in a busy and complex hospital environment. This makes the whole hospital more efficient.
Have a glimpse on what to expect when visiting Tampere University Hospital. Once you arrive in the area, you can navigate the hospital by using info screens or by searching tays.fi/kartta on your browser. Both have the same qualities so you don’t have to worry about getting lost if you want to switch between them.
Check how it works on TAYS navigation video
Hospital BIM 28th-29th of October
Citynomadi will take partat the Hospital BIM virtual conference. Our slot starst on 28th of October at 15.30 UTC+3 where Merja Taipaleenmäki will tell about the hospital navigation and our guiding solutions. You can attend the seminar from the safety of your home and listen to all the excellent presentations about the latest health care building projects!
See all the speakers and the program here!
August 21th 2020
People long for the events and good mood, and corona lockdowns don’t take it away. The hybrid event is the thing nowadays, as you have the possibility to be part of the event no matter where you are. During the summer Nomadi has been involved in many hybrid events, offering experiences, memories and new destinations.
Congratulations Haus der Musik Museum and Beethoven!
Haus der Musik’s 20th birthday was celebrated in June. This year, also Beethoven has his 250 year anniversary. Lots of things to celebrate, see, hear and experience.
In honor of Beethoven’s 250th anniversary, the Haus der Musik Museum in Vienna has published the Beethoven map in Nomadi. Although this year has been a very difficult time for museums and events, it hasn’t stopped people from celebrating Beethoven’s life work around Vienna. As you have your Nomadi guide in your pocket, you can go to the Beethoven city tour whenever you want virtually or on the place when possible.
app.citynomadi.com #beethoven #HdM
Tango Festival went virtual!
We created an atmospheric map in cooperation with the iconic ‘Tangomarkkinat’ tango event and our cooperation partner IntoSeinäjoki. The map offered veteran visitors the best pieces of memoirs from previous years, as well as information for newcomers about the venue and its traditions.
Citynomadi always wants to develop its map services, so the really valuable information and feedback is everything that helps the findability of experiences and enjoyment. It will help local entrepreneurs to get more visibility as well. Also the feeling of security is important for the event visitors, and it is taken into account when we make a guiding map for the huge public.
Welcome to the Tangomarkkinat event next year. We are developing the Nomadi event map for the next year. Then it will have interactivity, programmes, feedback and many other things. See you at the Tangomarkkinat 2021!
Nationwide Open Villages event attracted great popularity!
Dozens of villages welcomed everyone to explore their best attractions in June. They were partly accessible at the place, but also virtually in the Nomadi app. You can still admire the villages from Nomadi. Search for VillageNomadi, select Community, and the villages are in front of you!
app.citynomadi.com #VillageNomadi #OpenVillages
4 Aug 2020
Local tourism is trendy now. The leading ICT online news Tivi.fi in Finland recognised our themed maps for the diverse audience.
In the article the Unesco’s World Heritage in an old port town was highlighted
Aurajoki Pilgrimage in Helena’s and Pietari’s footsteps!
Aurajoki river in Turku has some great settings for the pilgrimage in the medieval spirit. You can make Nomadi’s Helenan polku pilgrim route by walking or cycling. Start your trip from the pink seashell POI and on each stop you can listen or read about the medieval Turku and get to know Helena’s story.
If you want to combine kayaking and pilgrimage, search ‘Pietarin’ from the Nomadi app. You can rent a kayak for part of the route if you have some earlier experience with kayaking. Start your trip from the Turku Cathedral, that is marked with dark pink POI, and listen what Pietari has to tell you along the way.
Sail like in the old times with Tarjanne steam boat!
The recently published Nomadi route Tampere – Virrat will be your guide on the over hundred years old steam boat cruise. Nomadi will give you a sign on each point of interest and tell legends and true stories behind them. Enjoy the stunning views of this 120 kilometers long lake cruise.
Check the schedules on www.tarjannelaiva.fi
Find the sacred places of Salla!
The new Salla route of the Nomadi app brings you to the old hunting lands, and the sacred places of Sami people. Search ‘Kuolajärvi’ and download the route on your device for offline use. As the distances between the points of interests are quite long, you can check some tips from the POIs, how to get there by car.
Follow the silver water line with Nomadi now!
Hopealinja Cruising’s summer season is well underway! You can now enjoy the views of Tampere – Hämeenlinna route together with Nomadi. There will be few stops to the land, but Nomadi will be your guide while sailing.
Awesome news for foodies!
Perfect summer consists of relaxed mood and fresh products, grown under the Finnish midnight sun. Landsbygdens Folk newspaper has recently published a news article about Nomadi’s Route of Flavours. The route has almost 30 places to buy goodies for the summer table at the Finnish archipelago. You will find it by searching ‘smakrutt’ from Nomadi.
Brand new archipelago route for the summer cycling!
Three archipelago municipalities Kustavi, Taivassalo and Brändö have created together a 90 kilometers long route in the Nomadi app, that goes through their islands. Along the way you have plenty of options where to visit and to stay overnight.
By cycling you will get the best out of this Saaristoreitti route in the midsummer light.
Paddle from Juva to Sulkava along the Squirrel Route!
Now is the best time to have a water trail experience in the lake Finland. Nomadi’s Squirrel Canoeing Route is suitable for families, and you have nothing to worry about, as you know exactly the way and your location.
The latest article of Matka-Suomi has some more interesting facts to tell about this route and area!
Water tourism is pop!
The Citynomadi concept as a guide in water tourism has been taken into account in the past as well.
Read the The final report of the Archipelago Affairs Advisory Board and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of the Good products and operating models of the coastal and waterway tourism. Introduction of Citynomadi is on the page 132.
Great news for sweet teeth!
Fazer Experience Centre has re-opened now! Along with the opening season there is now Fazer Experience Yard Game, for all who like to challenge themselves in a fun way. Head to Vantaa, search ‘Fazer’ from your Nomadi app and let the game begin!
– Great moments at Fazer –
Follow the silver water line with Nomadi now!
Hopealinja Cruising has started the summer season! You can now enjoy the views of Tampere – Hämeenlinna route together with Nomadi. There will be few stops to the land, but Nomadi will be your guide while sailing.
This year’s Open Villages event is on the web!
The purpose of the Open Villages event is to introduce villages as a good place to live and to get acquainted with the way of life in villages. This year the event will be held digitally, which means that the villages will be presented on the Nomadi app. Save the date 13.6!
Calendar for detailed statistics!
Good news for the route makers! If you want to know the number of route visitors, over a certain period of time, you can now select it from the calendar in WebTuner.
Finnish Time Machine ambassador Juha Henriksson shows in this video what is this thing all about, and how broad an international network it has. The aim is not only to digitize the important cultural heritage, but also bring it out in an interesting way. Also, the knowledge and experiences of the past helps in creating future infrastructures.
Citynomadi will make its own part in this Europe wide project.
Art for the waters in Ähtäri!
In the old times water has always been the condition for the human settlement. The Water Trail route in the Nomadi app honours The first inhabitants of the city of Ähtäri with the sculptures along the way. You can visit the route by foot, or by bicycle.
Open data for COVID-19 map
To illustrate the spreading and emerging situation for the Corona-virus, we integrated the open data available on the global maps.
Originally there were two data sets compared: confirmed and active cases on one hand and and recovered and unfortunate death cases on the other. The data will be updating on a daily basis, and it gives a good view to compare the cases between areas.
The data source of John Hopkins after the 27th March no longer included the recovered numbers because of difficulty acquiring reliable info. Therefore the numbers after that were estimated based on data from Hubei China.
We also erased the other layer of recovered vs. death cases, and the coronavirus map is clearer to interpret now. Some of the points of interest have been combined, e.g. the US situation is visualized in one bubble entity.
For the details, please have a look at the Info of the map.
How to get introduced to the map?
and click open any of the bubble for the detailed information.
How does the timeline develop?
The exponential curves can be found in each of the country one by one. After two months, the active and confirmed cases have flatten in Hubei, China, which had been the starting point of the epidemic. The epidemic wave had reached its peak. Some countries, like Finland, follow a bit late, but the disinfectant curve seems to be alike.
The colors of the curves relate to the bubble on the map. If you want to check out the timeline of the confirmed cases, just follow the red timeline.
Open data on COVID19 map
The global data combined by the John Hopkins University from medical hubs around the world and published by GitHub data repository for further use.
The data will updated on a daily basis, and the exact numbers of cases may be a day behind from the national authorities announcements.
Data from github.com COVID-19
Coronavirus comparison on map
The coronavirus situation is evolving at different pace in different countries, and to illustrate this variation in the country-by- country perspective, the figures can now be compared in relatively different order of magnitude.
By comparing the data, the information brought to the map gives a quick picture of the situation and illustrates the progression of the COVID-19 virus and its impact on the population.
Citynomadi is now a Climate Sponsor!
Naturally the globe and nature are close to our hearts. Now there are 50 trees planted in Central Finland, sponsored by Citynomadi. You can also help your own way.
Teach and learn with Nomadi!
During these distance learning times, some teachers have asked for tips on activating students to exercise and studying subjects in a creative way. We have made an ABC for teachers, to use the Nomadi app with their pupils. If you are interested in having one, just ask us!