Indoor mapping service for large buildings FM launched

An indoor mapping service for facilities managers of large offices, campuses and hospitals has been launched.

Global consulting and engineering services firm Tetra Tech provides the 3D terrestrial laser scanning, data analytics and CAD to GIS expertise, while Esri UK offers its GIS system with numerous indoor mapping capabilities, including interactive floorplans, indoor positioning for wayfinding plus real-time people and asset tracking.

The firms will work on joint projects within architecture, construction, engineering, FM, transport, defence and healthcare industries. One area of focus will be helping organisations return to work as COVID-19 restrictions lift.

Indoor mapping provides users with digital twin floorplans, helping to improve operational efficiency by a clear picture of where things are and how to reach them, for improved building performance and asset management.

Craig Evenden, head of AEC & BIM at Esri UK, said: "As the demand for indoor mapping starts to become more widespread, the new partnership is designed to make the process of creating indoor maps more efficient and streamlined for customers. Esri UK and Tetra Tech offer complementary skill sets, ideal for helping organisations progress their digital transformation and achieve a better understanding of their buildings and assets."

This article originally appeared on BIM+
Image: a screengrab of indoor mapping from Esri UK