Ken Kato, University of Oregon InfoGraphics Lab
Jacob Bartruff, University of Oregon InfoGraphics Lab
Brook Eastman, University of Oregon InfoGraphics Lab
Mapping indoor spaces isn't new but serving high quality, location-aware, interior maps to smartphones is an exciting new problem space. We're seeing a huge push from industry giants (Google, Apple, etc) to pursue indoor location services. The quality of the map beneath the blue dot will be as important for the user experience as it is for outdoor maps. The InfoGraphics Lab has developed several mobile and web applications that serve up current, accurate, user-friendly interior maps - pulling from a 26,000 room GIS. We will show how we develop and manage our high-quality indoor cartography, using ArcMap and ArcGIS Server, as well as our own custom tile server. We will also demonstrate prototype apps that collect crowd-sourced, room-level, interior data to keep our indoor GIS current and accurate - as well as discuss the custom API's we've developed to enable others to build applications around our services.