Dataviz use case: matching existing hardware equipment with interactive maps. 

Have you ever thought about interfacing your existing equipment with indoor maps?
Wilfrid Laurier University is equipped with NFC card scanners installed across campus. Due to the ongoing pandemic, all visitors, staff and students who are approved to return to campus need to scan their Laurier ID cards when accessing a building, as well as some indoor spaces. The university has seen an opportunity to use their campus maps  to track which areas are most often accessed: a card scan activity heat map.

This new map view, which did not require any new hardware investment, enables Wilfrid Laurier to see the most active areas and the most popular places on campus. In particular, they can:
  - Identify high-risk areas for COVID-19,
  - Ensure compliance with new exit and entrance signage,
  - Help improve emergency plans,
  - Adapt areas that require more frequent cleaning services.

Why GPS does not work inside buildings?

Nowadays, getting from point A to point B is fairly simple: we open up our favorite mapping app on our phones, enter the address and then GPS takes over, telling us how to get there. However, what happens when you go into a building? Your wayfinding app suddenly isn’t so useful. Instead of telling you where to turn next, it displays error messages, or worse still, inaccurate information.

Why does GPS fail to work inside buildings? Let’s look at the reasons and what other options may suit you better.

Webinar digital signage with Wallboard

On the agenda of this webinar on 15 December along with Wallboard:
  • Why wayfinding will become a must-have for the building of tomorrow?
  • How to build and deliver a cost-effective interactive wayfinding experience?
  • Demonstration of the integrated Wallboard and Mapwize solutions for a mixed-use commercial complex.