Lukas Divis

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Presentation: Indoor positioning and mapping of high value assets

Lukas Divis, Business Development Manager, MapData Services

STREAM: PROSPER

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5 Things You Will Learn

  1.  What indoor positioning is, and what it isn’t.

  2. How indoor positioning and mapping of high-value assets is being used in real-world situations.
  3. The types of technology and hardware used to deliver indoor positioning and asset tracking.
  4. An understanding of how indoor positioning could be applied to various industries.
  5. The benefits of using indoor positioning solutions.

Target Audience

Facilities managers, operational managers, GIS managers, IT managers, event managers, customer services managers

Presentation Overview

Throughout the world, organisations with portable assets – such as equipment and machinery – are turning to location technology to better manage property throughout their premises.

Recent advances in indoor mapping technologies have now made asset tracking, indoor navigation and resource monitoring capabilities a reality within buildings and complexes.

Businesses are able to capture, analyse and gain insights from indoor data through the use of online applications – making indoor tracking an essential tool to manage and optimise internal environments.

By gaining access to this type of operational data – in near real-time – businesses can easily identify risk, act with accuracy and immediacy, and provide easy-to-understand navigational assistance to those in need.

For example, if a hazardous substance is in close proximity to critical infrastructure, the dangerous material can be identified and avoided or removed.

Using asset tracking, life-saving pieces of equipment can also be quickly located, making the technology widely valuable in times of emergency – in a hospital, for instance, where locating a defibrillator, or even a human asset such as a doctor, is essential for critical patient care.

In addition to asset monitoring, indoor mapping technology can also be used to determine the location of people, both anonymously and as identified users – with navigational applications able to direct visitors through the maze of corridors and levels which feature within hospitals, university campuses and entertainment venues.

Being able to access real-time data in an easy-to-deploy and meaningful way is set to transform how people manage all kinds of businesses – be it a warehouse full of stock, a retail store, transport hub or medical facility.

By reducing the time needed to gather and analyse data about people’s movements and asset locations, improvements can be made to the day-to-day administration of an indoor environment – saving organisations time and money, while increasing security and safety for visitors and staff.

Biography

Lukas is passionate about helping businesses discover the value of GIS to expose hidden opportunities and deliver key insights that help them achieve their strategic goals.

Driven by a strong interest in maps, Lukas has helped businesses around the world deliver innovative solutions. He has extensive GIS and remote sensing knowledge and experience, and has also completed a Master of Geography from the University of Zurich.

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