What is indoor positioning?
A GPS that actually
An Indoor Positioning System (IPS) is a technology that determines the exact position of people and objects in an indoor environment, including the floor level. An outdoor GPS cannot work accurately inside buildings because the system needs to have direct connection to satellites but more importantly, it only works in two dimensions. That’s why you need to rely on specific IPS solutions.
A high number of different technologies can be used to make indoor positioning work. For examples: Beacons, Wi-Fi, Li-Fi, Ultrasounds, the Earth’s Magnetic field and Sensor fusion are some of the technologies that can help users find their position inside a building.
We support all indoor positioning technologies
Choose the right indoor positioning service
Mapwize’s platform allows you to use a simple, accurate and cost-effective positioning solution: QR codes. All you need to do is deploy them at strategic locations in your building and display them on your interactive maps. This positioning system can be directly activated via a smartphone. In addition, by using QR codes you respect privacy because it is not active until users decide to scan it. Finally, they are useful communication tools to promote a wayfinding application: simply place QR code posters that reflect your company's image anywhere in your facility.
The Mapwize solution can be integrated with any indoor positioning technology like beacons, Wi-Fi, Li-Fi, and event Ultrasounds. Our platform, which we have designed fully open, offers the first unified framework to manage user position from any type of indoor positioning technology. This framework, called Indoor Location, gives you access to many location providers that are ready-to-use and new ones which can easily be added.
Indoor Mapping platform benefits
Take advantage of interactive maps with Mapwize
BLUE DOT EXPERIENCE
Using location technologies, this allows you to display the blue dot on your map. It enables users to find their exact location and generate the most appropriate route following the blue dot.
As the user walks along the path, the remaining time and distance are updated and the path behind him is colored differently. If the user deviates too much from the path, a new route is automatically recomputed.
The map moves to follow the user's movement. It also rotates to indicate the direction the user is looking in.
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