Indoor Mapping

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This page is intended to collect all ideas concerning indoor mapping activities.

Use cases

Indoor maps or information can be used for various applications, e.g.

  • Indoor Navigation/Routing
  • 3D Visualization
  • 2D Maps
  • Public Participation
  • Emergency response
  • Interested Amenities Display (e.g. Toilets, Fire Extinguisher, First Aid Box)

for different venues, e.g.

  • Airports
  • Hotels
  • Universities
  • Schools
  • Museums
  • Train and subway stations
  • Shopping Malls
  • multi storey parking decks
  • other public buildings

The indoor/use cases page contains a list of venue use case examples, with sample maps from the venues.

People

Currently these users are working on indoor related topics:

Communication

There is now a new subforum for Indoor-Mapping:

Let's try to increase the communication in this project. --Andi 12:03, 3 October 2012 (BST)


Talks

Tagging

Tags in use

Please see Tagging proposalsfor more detailed information

  • level=n - indicates floor level; interpretation of the values varies (see key page)
    • <n> is usually an integer number, sometimes also one or two characters, sometimes combined (e.g. A,B,C,1,2,3).
    • in any case, <n> should be ascending (towards the sky).
    • in some cultures base level is indicated by level 0, in other cultures ground floor is level 1 (or A).
    • there are also usages reported where fraction numbers are used (e.g. level=2.5) indicating a "mezzanine" or "intermediate level" (e.g. intermediate stairway platforms).

Room number and name is entered in the ref=* and name=* tag.

  • room=yes - see key wiki page for additional values to describe the type more detailed
  • entrance=yes - room or building entrance
  • capacity=* - number of seats in a room

proposed Tags

  • highway=corridor - indoor ways
  • indoor=yes - indicates any osm object being inside a room, a building (or both) or a shelter.
    • mandatory has to be discussed, I would prefer an outdoor=yes for the difficult cases. --Saerdnaer 16:48, 28 March 2011 (BST)

Tagging proposals

Taging proposals for indoor mapping:

Taging proposals more concerned with the 3D shape of the building:

There are also some abandoned and inactive proposals (oldest last): Termite#Indoor_Model, Relations/Proposed/Level_Map, Relations/Proposed/Level

Rendering

  • Are there already engines rendering several levels in buildings or subway stations?
    • Yes, but currently there is currently no public accessible demonstration. --Saerdnaer 14:50, 1 December 2011 (UTC)
    • for the IndoorOSM model proposal there is a 2D online map available: http://indoorosm.uni-hd.de
    • A small group of students (including myself) at Technical University of Munich has developed a basic 2D rendering engine for the Proposed_features/indoor proposal. It will be published around 26th of April. --andreas.balzer 01:17, 13 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Idea: If there are levels in an area, there shall be an icon placed. If you click it, you can choose with one of the levels (e.g. 2nd floor) shall be displayed.

Routing

  • The altitude value of GPS devices could be used to identify in which level of a parking multi storey a car is located.
This won't be possible until someone invents a new GPS system that is a lot better at vertical accuracy. --Cartinus (talk) 14:27, 24 June 2013 (UTC)

Devices / Technologies

  • High sensitivity GPS device
  • Step counter
  • Compass
  • Accelleration sensor
  • Counting the number of wheel turns in cars / Tachometer
  • Counting the number of floor tiles
  • RFID
  • WLAN
  • Bluetooth
  • Camera
  • Audio footprint for rooms

Projects

Indoor actives related to OSM:

former, inactive and on hold projects:


Activities outside OSM where moved to Indoor/Projects

Challenges

There is a discussion of challenges of adding indoor maps to OSM at Challenges_for_Indoor_Maps

Places

Places with indoor coverage

Austria

Vienna

Germany

Bavaria

Baden-Württemberg

Berlin

Lower Saxony

North Rhine-Westphalia

Thüringen

Philippines

France

Isère

Paris

Chevilly

Velizy

Maincy

Pays de la Loire

Villeneuve d'Ascq

Swiss

Ukraine

Luhansk Oblast

Japan