Having trouble finding your way around the conference or just interested in trying out a slick new app? Stop by the Facilities Industry Island in the Federal Showcase or GISi booth to try out a prototype mobile application for indoor logistics at the Esri UC. The application was developed with GISi and Infsoft and will allow conference attendees to route to a desired room or use Geofencing technology to receive a special gift as a surprise when they enter a certain area.
This prototype is part of a larger initiative from Esri to promote standards for indoor mapping and logistics. As part of this initiative, Esri has become a member of the In-Location Alliance. First formed in 2012, Esri joins more than 20 companies including Nokia, Qualcomm and other high-profile technology leaders that have come together to drive innovation and market adoption of high accuracy indoor positioning and related services.
Esri has been active in indoor mapping for many years. Shelli Stockton, facilities industry manager at Esri, reports that a growing number of organizations turn to Esri and its partners for in-depth facility mapping. “GIS allows users to quickly move from existing architecture drawings to indoor maps. We also offer a comprehensive facility management data model that maps indoor assets and provides the basis for a common operating picture in indoor asset tracking. Our users appreciate the ability to decide which of the data is going to be available publically and which data should only be available to selected users.”
New releases from Esri including the real-time ArcGIS GeoEvent Processor for Server and ArcGIS Geotrigger Service provide the ability to track mobile users inside and outside of buildings. This new technology also allows sensors to be monitored for uses such as real-time readings of room temperatures in office buildings,and viewing mobile assets, all without draining the battery life of the mobile device in use.
“This is an exciting, new frontier for GIS and Location Analytics and we are able to help the community with standardized high-accuracy mapping and analysis tools,” said Wolfgang Hall, Esri’s industry manager for logistics and supply chain management.
Please visit the Facilities Industry Island in the Esri Showcase or the GISi booth #2417 at the UC EXPO for more information on how to participate.