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7 Top Features of Mapwize Mapping Solution You Need to Know

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7 features developed for indoor map

A little recap of some key Mapwize features is always helpful!

Mapwize Studio and our SDKs have undergone several updates and you now have plenty of options to make interactive maps that stand out among the others.

We have chosen to highlight 7 features that we are most enthusiastic about and have compiled them in this blog post. Which one is your favorite?

1- Integrate Mapwize with a scheduling solution to facilitate room bookings

Mapwize makes it possible to book available meeting rooms directly via the map. You just need to integrate Mapwize to your company’s calendar solution thanks to our multiple SDKs to enhance the user experience and make it more comfortable to book a meeting room inside your buildings.

Meeting Room Visualization is a Mapwize feature that allows you to display meeting room occupancy, find available meeting rooms more easily. The overall purpose is also to optimise and ensure the efficient use of meeting rooms. Occupancy data can be synchronized from any calendar, occupancy sensors or room management solution. What does it look like? Color-codes appear on the map and make it possible for the end users to see whether a room is free, occupied or ‘‘soon to be occupied’’.

Moreover, Mapwize is directly integrated into your Microsoft Outlook calendars if you need it. Learn more about our Microsoft integration here.

2- Add Mapwize mapping to your interactive kiosks

Mapwize offers a native kiosk application available on Ipad and Android tablet. Built on top of MapBox, the application is completely responsive and has been designed to provide a great user experience. Learn how to install Mapwize on your tablets here.

The kiosk experience isn’t just limited to tablets. We developed a specific user interface to deliver the Mapwize experience on big digital screens and make it accessible to everyone in order to answer the needs of shopping malls, stadiums, office buildings and more.

This interactive kiosk feature works both online and offline to ensure users have access to the maps at all times.

3- Download data for offline mode

Among the other features that we find interesting to make available to our customers is the offline map mode.

Our SDKs have been updated, and users can now download maps data directly for offline use in the Mapwize iOS and Android applications. It allows users to browse maps, look for places and navigate to a location in buildings with bad WIFI or without a data connection. It is also very useful for other venues that have an often overloaded internet network such as trade shows.

4- Leverage the zoom level function

Mapwize offers an 8-level progressive zoom feature. When the user zooms in, the map displays more and more detail of the floorplan where the person is located, and fades out when the map is zoomed out.

This allows users to find their way through the mapped out building. In addition, there is the possibility to highlight certain logos to create extra value.

See how it looks like and how it works!

5- Take advantage of the automated translation feature

We particularly like to make life easier for end users of the solution but we also wanted to make it easier for you when addressing multilingual users. That’s why we added the automated translation feature.

When the auto-translation option is enabled on your Mapwize Studio account, all details of all places and points of interest are automatically translated from the default language into the selected language(s).

Learn more about the auto-translate feature.

6- Use the Place Details feature for POIs

This feature allows you to get more details about the POIs you’ve created for your building such as photos, opening hours, website, phone contact information and meeting room booking, just like you might see opening hours for a restaurant or the website of the local grocery store on Google Maps.

This is very convenient for stores in shopping malls, airports or train stations, for example. For meeting rooms that are associated with a Microsoft Office calendar, it is possible to view the complete room schedule for the day.

Location details can be added by map managers using Mapwize Studio, either through the user interface or through batch editing. Cannot see this new feature yet? Simply update your user interface to have the latest release of Mapwize UI.

7- Get any mobile SDK that suits your needs

Our philosophy at Mapwize is to make developers' work as easy as possible.

Indeed, in addition to Android, iOS and Javascript, we officially support the 3 major cross-platform mobile frameworks used by developers, namely: React Native, Flutter, and Ionic /Cordova.

Explore which SDK fits your needs!

Are you interested in learning more about Mapwize? Stay updated on the latest product features and learn more about indoor mapping and smart building on our blog.

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Margot SOULIER, CMO & Partnerships Manager

With over 10 years experience in B2B marketing and communication, and with a passion for new technologies, Margot manages the Marketing team at Mapwize. The combination of her experience and her focus on customer needs enables her to have a better strategic vision. Digital marketing, social media, editorial content and brand value are at the heart of her concerns and hold no more secrets for her.