by Brianna Crandall — July 11, 2018 — Esri, a global provider of location intelligence deployed in more than 350,000 organizations including the world’s largest cities and most national governments, just announced the release of ArcGIS Indoors, which will enable interactive indoor mapping of corporate facilities, retail and commercial locations, airports, hospitals, event venues, universities and more.
By applying the latest location technology, ArcGIS Indoors is designed to make life easier for employees, customers, travelers, and visitors by allowing them to see and share where assets, rooms, departure gates, and offices are located. This information, combined with navigation, scheduling, and analytic capabilities, will allow buildings to operate at an increased level of efficiency and safety, says Esri.
ArcGIS Indoors uses data streams, real-time processing, and location intelligence tools to help businesses and other organizations understand how to better coordinate space and other resources with their facilities and campuses. Insights from sensor networks deliver real-time information to managers and executives through interactive dashboards, while visitors and employees can find useful information about the buildings they occupy.
Floor-aware, three-dimensional (3D) maps allow building operators and occupants to quickly access and explore critical business information, such as the location and status of fire extinguishers and their last inspection dates, or conference rooms and their projector options.
Nitin Bajaj, product manager at Esri, stated:
ArcGIS Indoors brings the interior building space into the future by placing data about employees, schedules, meetings, customers, and events into a geographic context. Having spatial awareness gives executives, managers, and employees better insight so they can operate more efficiently and competitively.
ArcGIS Indoors will be available for widespread use by the end of the year. However, a beta version of the product will be released at this week’s Esri User Conference, being held July 9–13 in San Diego, California.
To learn more about how location intelligence is powering smart workplaces, visit the ArcGIS Indoors landing page.