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Client based indoor positioning technologies compared – 3 alternatives to GPS

Client based indoor positioning technologies compared – 3 alternatives to GPS

Indoor navigation doesn't work with GPS - as you all know. Here is a short overview of 3 alternatives to GPS inside buildings. We have published a couple of detailed blog posts about this topic before. So if you want, check them out:

Techniques for client based indoor positioning – GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth and VLC compared

Techniques for client based indoor positioning – GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth and VLC compared

Indoor positioning technologies for client based solutions - which one is perfect for you?

"Indoor GPS" - techniques for indoor positioning without using GPS

Positioning and navigation using smartphones are very beneficial in everyday life. Where would we be without the friendly voice of google maps which shows us the way wherever we are? But, wait a moment, everywhere is not quite correct. GPS reception quickly reaches its limits, for example in tunnels, parking garages, under a cloud cover, in the forest, in urban canyons, inside buildings – in brief: GPS driven navigation does not work where there is no visual contact to several GPS satellites. And there is another problem: With GPS it is not possible to determine the floor level a device is located on. But there are some possibilities to put such an “indoor GPS” into practice.