Indoor Mapping Blog

Indoor Intelligence and Emergency Preparedness - How Indoor Maps Save Lives

by Jibestream on 5/21/19 11:01 AM

Most people don’t spend much time thinking about emergencies - many even go so far as to actively avoid thinking about them - but when the worst happens, the effects of one’s emergency preparedness efforts (or lack thereof) will be felt to their fullest. It is at these times that the importance of indoor maps for large, complex buildings is felt significantly. Indeed, there are many instances in which indoor maps can make all the difference to personal safety, and potentially save lives.

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3 Examples of Real-World Indoor Asset Tracking

by Jibestream on 5/7/19 11:08 AM

If you think of all of the movie plots that have relied on a hero placing a GPS tracking chip on a person or a car to follow them, how frequently are their plans foiled when the target goes underground or into a building? Even on our own personal devices, there are endless comical tales and memes featuring screenshots of asset tracking gone ‘not quite right'.

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IoT in Healthcare - Mobile Technology and the Continuum of Care

by Jibestream on 4/30/19 8:58 AM

The healthcare industry has been going through a lot of change in the past decade as it moves towards more meaningful interoperability and wider IoT adoption. As we stand on the precipice of change, many hospital CIOs and facility managers are pondering what successful IoT in healthcare really looks like?

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Webinar: Location Technology and Innovation - Mall of America’s Digital Journey

by Jibestream on 4/23/19 9:24 AM

When Mall of America opened in 1992, the headlines called the move risky, and warned that making an entertainment destination out of a shopping mall wouldn’t stand the test of time. And yet, here we are over 27 years later and the Mall of America has been making headlines ever since for becoming a world leader in retail innovation. The Mall of America stands as a testament to the power of creating an engaging experience of place, and how connected spaces will outlast and outperform others in the retail landscape.

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What You Need to Know About Indoor Maps

by Jibestream on 4/16/19 12:41 PM

The post "What You Need to Know About Indoor Maps" appeared first on the Senion blog

"When we think about IoT technology as it relates to large complex buildings, especially in the context of connected offices and corporate campuses, it’s easy to focus on the ‘things’ that make up the Internet of Things. While important, beacons and sensors are only part of the equation. Location-awareness is key to making a space ‘smart,’ which means having a digital representation of the location to provide meaningful geospatial context. Put simply, without digitized indoor maps, you can have an indoor positioning system, but your end users will only see a blue dot floating on a blank screen. Context is the key here."

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