9 September "Indoor GPS" - Techniques for Indoor Positioning Without Using GPS 1 MIN READ September 9, 2015 By Gina Wurms general posts |indoor navigation|, |beacons|, |WiFi| 0 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. Indoor navigation and indoor positioning realized without GPS Navigation is necessary after you entered a building, too. In complex facilities with several floors such as airports, exhibition halls, railway stations, hospitals, shopping malls, office and industry buildings and many more accurate navigation like we know it from road traffic navigation is desirable. Regarding asset tracking, staff tracking, location based services and geofencing, an accurate location determination is essential. Indoor positioning and indoor navigation are therefore a big issue in many industries. Positioning technologies for indoors infsoft uses several positioning technologies in order to implement indoor navigation and indoor positioning. We are happy to introduce the following techniques to you in the next couple of weeks - including information about accuracy. Wi-Fi Bluetooth (BLE, Beacons) VLC (Visual Light Communication) sensor fusion Find out more about hardware for indoor positioning Get the white paper for free Great introduction to the topic of indoor positioning Download Related Articles Indoor Navigation & Indoor Positioning Using Bluetooth Indoor navigation & indoor positioning using Bluetooth – learn more about the pros & cons. Read More Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation Using Wi-Fi Positioning using GPS does not work reliably inside buildings as there is no visual contact with the GPS satellites. A good alternative is indoor positioning using Wi-Fi. An additional advantage compared to GPS is the possibility to determine the current floor level. Read More Techniques for Client-Based Indoor Positioning – GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and VLC Compared Techniques for client-based indoor positioning – GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and VLC compared - check out our infographic. Read More Indoor Navigation, Indoor Positioning and Location-Based Services Using VLC (Visible Light Communication) Indoor navigation, indoor positioning and location-based services using VLC (visible light communication). Read More Client-Based Indoor Positioning Technologies Compared – 3 Alternatives to GPS Get the slides: Client based indoor positioning technologies compared – 3 alternatives to GPS. Read More Technologies for Server-Based Indoor Positioning Compared: Wi-Fi vs. BLE vs. UWB vs. RFID There is a variety of technologies on which server-based indoor positioning systems can be based – Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Low Energy (Beacons), UWB and RFID. Read More Comments are closed.