According to a company blog, Esri has announced its ArcGIS IPS, a new indoor positioning system that adds the blue dot to indoor maps. The company says the new system allows companies to improve workplace operations.
Essentially, the system allows users to find themselves on a mobile app indoors—just like they would using GPS outdoors. The system features beacon technology, mobile and desktop tech for real-time positionng.
The company, which recently tested the system at the University of Oxford, says the system offers real-time localization and positioning inside buildings, which includes navigation and wayfinding. Other features include live location sharing and tracking, data capture and analytical insights.