People spend most of their time indoors, however indoor localisation and mapping have not been focused much so far. Some examples where indoor LBS are used or could be used to improve the quality of life are:
In detail, we can realise many use cases and environments where indoor localisation and mapping could facilitate our lives. Below, I gathered more use cases.
Moreover, recommender mechanisms can benefit from Indoor-LBS by providing the mobile user with nearby points of interest (i.e. restaurants etc.). Furthermore, marketing can be improved by providing the consumer with information about products and services of local relevance or by the identification of more. Finally, analytics can benefit shop owners, since they can find products which are visited the most or least and make firefightersreportingatbetter use of their space or even get benefit by trading this information.
Dipl.-Ing. Georgios Pipelidis Co-founder and Managing Director of AriadneMaps GmbH