Real Time Indoor Positioning via an Interactive Floor Plan Map

June 12, 2011by admin0

What if you could track your employees in real-time, indoors and out? Sounds a bit Big Brotherish, wouldn’t you say? Well, perhaps not. There are many real-world applications for tracking indoor movements on an interactive floor plan. For example, tracking patients in a hospital, or, tracking scientists in high-security areas.

In the past, technology limited real-time accurate indoor positioning. However, there are now presently various ways to track a person’s, assets or equipment in an indoor system. Nokia and Navteq are a couple of the industry leaders with respect to indoor positioning:

There are a few other innovative solutions being researched as well. We will cover those in another post.
The way to truly bring value to indoor positioning is to couple the real-time location data with an interactive floor plan.

Using an interactive floor plan viewer, moving objects can be displayed and followed right on a building floor plan. LaudonTech is planning on partnering with indoor positioning vendors to provide a comprehensive interactive real-time positioning solution. Stay tuned for details, as well as a great demo video!

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