Indoor Maps can still be improved

Indoor Digital map is one of the key components of any Indoor Location Based Services. What can we do with  (x, y, z) coordinates if we don’t have a reliable mapping database to visualize the data, generate added value by creating mobile and web apps for all type of industries.

The following article gives a good overview of the evolution of the mapping industry since 1985 and pave the way of next required improvements and innovation to make the digital indoor maps really mature and inescapable!

Tsunami Warning:  Indoor Maps

published on MAP HAPPENING, by  James Killick on 


So here we are in 2022 and we’ve been digitally mapping the world in earnest for about the last 37 years. 

Back in 1985 the nascent in-vehicle nav industry began mapping street centerlines and road names. Later they added attributes like turn restrictions and one ways. As technology allowed, the world of national mapping agencies digitized even more — land use, hydrography, contour lines, key landmarks as well as building outlines. Local governments did the same, focusing on all the information needed to run their cities such as parcel boundaries, sewer lines, water lines and fire hydrants. Utility companies joined the club, mapping their infrastructure so they could better manage and operate their investments. 

2022 is a remarkably different world for digital maps than it was back in 1985. 

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