Indoor Location Services
Wide adoption of smartphones has enabled people to use location services and learn more about the world around them. As usage of location services has increased, so has the desire to improve the accuracy and precision of their determined position on a map.
GPS is traditionally used outdoors and enables accuracy within 3 meters; however, GPS cannot be used reliably, if at all, inside of buildings. Signals become degraded and location cannot be accurately determined. This limits the reach of location services to only outdoor application.
Below we will look at a few emerging technologies and how they are used to overcome the challenges surrounding indoor location services.