An Intellyx Brain Candy Brief

Because GPS doesn’t work indoors, some alternate technology is necessary for providing location information to mobile devices while inside.

IndoorAtlas uses magnetic fields for this purpose. Based upon the steel within a structure, IndoorAtlas’ technology can create a unique magnetic fingerprint that can precisely locate a user’s device within a structure.

To create the magnetic map, the building owner must upload detailed floor plans, and then someone must walk around the structure in order to coordinate the magnetic fingerprint with the floorplan.

End-users must then either download an app or use an existing app that has the IndoorAtlas location service built in in order to use the mapping capabilities.

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