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Indoor location
Started by horacebury Jul 30 2015 01:49 AM

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gps wifi location tracking indoor
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I'd like to make an in-house company app to help navigate around our building and find people, rooms etc.

 

Can anyone think how indoor WiFi could be used to locate a user from the device alone?

 

My best idea so far is to have the Corona app call a hosted web service and have the server identify where they are by using tracert to discover which WiFi devices they are communicating through.



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Worth mentioning "Indoor Survey" was released by Apple a month or two ago. It's only available to businesses at the moment, but it'll be integrated into Apple Maps data eventually. It uses wifi signals and a human operator to place pinpoints within a building.




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