Stores are an interesting application environment for IndoorAtlas’ technology. However, choosing the right mapping approach for a retail store can be challenging. Here are a few tips & tricks you may find useful! A good way to start is to map first the main aisles and the perimeter of the store. It’s then easier to connect the short aisle segments one-by-one to these main segments. This is illustrated in the two figures below. You may also want to do the mapping during the quiet hours. Also ensure that you connect the map segments (aisles) if they connect in real life – this makes the positioning work better. Hopefully your mapping session will be a bit more easier next time!
Magnetic Positioning – The Arrival of “Indoor GPS”
Opus research / June 2014
Engaging Mobile Consumers – Comparing Beacons and Magnetic Positioning for Indoor Advertising
Opus Research / February 2014