Favendo offers two possible ways to implement an indoor map via their indoor mapping software. The Google Maps implementation and the Favendo MapView implementation, which allows uploading of custom floorplans/maps as JPEG and PNG files. While users in Google Maps mode have to rely on Google’s map design and this mode does not allow individual customization, the Favendo MapView implementation can be used to upload customized floor plans in design and CI.
Favendo’s indoor maps management core functions:
- Implementing indoor maps
- Setting points and graphs for indoor navigation/wayfinding
- Setting positioning sources
Favendo offers developers several settings that adjust the behavior of the indoor map and all navigation and wayfinding elements like position marker to customers liking. For example, can the initial level be set which is shown when the map is opened which is a central feature if you want to set up an indoor navigation in a multi-storey building or on ships with several decks. Favendo offers a complete documentation to all Map Management features for iOS and for Android.
The map management features can also be used to activate additional data sources in order to achieve the most accurate positioning possible, if this is necessary. Gyroscope and compass can then be activated additionally. Thanks to these map management features, Favendos Commander Location Engine can achieve an accuracy of 1 – 3 meters.
Indoor maps navigation features:
One of the core features of the map is indoor routing / turn by turn navigation. It uses the navigation API provided by the Commander SDK and displays the resulting Navigation Route accordingly. This already comes with an action button that triggers turn by turn navigation to the selected venue. There is no further implementation effort needed if this behaviour suits your use case. Via the IndoorPath-Feature polylines on the map can be managed. This is because an Indoor Path has many indoor locations which are just connected via a line. Favendo has implemented several methods which are involved when showing the path for a navigation route. By this, the navigation path and the line both can simply be customized.
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