Micello Blog: Indoor Cartography

We are glad to add ViziApps to our growing Marketplace of integrations. 

ViziApps is a Rapid Mobile App Development (RMAD) platform enabling businesses and enterprises to create mobile apps using a drag and drop interface.

This integration is a solution for retailers and enterprises aspiring to quickly and cost-effectively have their own business mobile apps. With this integration, you can now create mobile apps quickly for iOS and Android with ViziApps and instantly activate Micello indoor maps and navigation services too!

ViziApps has been a game changer since it introduced its Do-It-Yourself mobile development platform that has made it possible for enterprises to rapidly create mobile apps with rich user experiences, backend data and Internet of Things (IoT) access, and native device feature use, all without coding. ViziApps allows users to create mobile apps on iOS and Android phones and tablets much faster and at far less cost than coded development methods.

You can read about the official announcement online.

 

 

 

2016-07-26

We are thrilled to introduce our brand new product offering, Context API.

What is Context API?

Context API is our recent offering that unleashes the power of reverse geocoding for the great indoors. It turns indoor geospatial queries into a meaningful contextual information. Reverse geocoding is a way of converting latitude, longitude pair into a descriptive location for the user.

Why Context API?

This product will help our customers to understand the user behavior, geographic context, location-based demographic and take action.

For instance, If a user is nearby your store in a shopping mall, sending an advertisement or an offer to that individual is much more valuable because he/she is a potential customer. With Context API, you will get to know the exact descriptive location of the user when they are nearby your store and you will be able to send them special offers/discounts at the right place and time.

Here’s a screenshot of Context API used in a Shopping Mall wherein the peg man shows the location of a user and the pop-up box shows up the details of all the stores and utilities that are available within the range of 50 feet distance.

With our powerful Context API, you can create a compelling cross-platform context-aware experience. The product provides essential details such as nearby exits, rest rooms, location of safety equipments, Telephone facility within a venue.

This is just one such possible usage of the product for hyper-local marketing and wayfinding but Context API can be used for several other important use cases too such as for enhanced 911 emergency services.

How to use Context API?

It’s pretty simple to use the product. For any indoor geospatial queries, Context API will return its context. Check out working example of the product from here. Also, check out entire documentation on the product here. Just create an account on micello.com and contact us for getting your API key. Activate Context API from ‘Products’ section in My Account using your API key.

The Context API also works nicely with our existing Maps SDK and Data APIs. Try it out today!
 

Happy Mapping to you!

 

2016-07-21

We are excited to share that CARTO is using our indoor maps for displaying the creative ways in which data can be visualized using their Mobile SDK.

CARTO mobile SDK converts data to vector files for fast and beautiful rendering of large amount of data on an indoor map. For this, CARTO has integrated our Westfield Valley Fair Mall in California as use case.  

Excerpt from the CARTO blog post:

"In previous posts, we covered how the Mobile SDK can be used for indoor mapping. We really like indoor mapping because it is a unique way to visualize nontraditional geographic spaces like conferences, hospitals, and museums. A great example of this is the L.A. Times interactive graphic that charts every shot Kobe Bryant has ever made on the basketball court.

Here, we have an indoor plan from Micello...We used a simple data converter script to combine data from different floors and different object attributes to a single table. Output of the script is also GeoJSON, so it can be easily imported into CARTO. This is how that same map looks in our new CARTO Builder, before proper styling:" 

Check out a detailed blogpost on how to import Micello map on to CARTO and how to do various styling on top of it to enhance data visualization, group floors to different layers, and add layers for labels. 

Happy Mapping!

2016-07-14

We're thrilled to integrate Micello maps into Aislelabs's leading end-to-end platform for indoor marketing and analytics. With this partnership and integration, the retailers will be able to visualize indoor traffic patterns, big data analytics and location services on Micello indoor maps.  

Aislelabs is a technology company that empowers the retailers in increasing their sales through the big data analytics. The Aislelabs platform provides a detailed data on customer traffic patterns, potential customer behaviour within and outside a store enabling the retailers to deliver highly personalised marketing tailored for individual in-store customers. Aislelabs' technology transforms retail locations to smart stores, resulting in effective marketing, increased sales, and better customer satisfaction.

You can also read about the official announcement online here

 

2016-07-12

We are excited to announce our partnership with MOCA, an award-winning platform that offers a complete location-based engagement solution for mobile. With this partnership, our customers will be able to use our indoor maps on MOCA’s indoor location and proximity marketing tools at venues and big-scale events.

The integration will allow venue owners like shopping malls, airports, stadiums, business campuses, hospitals, retailers and others to import Micello indoor maps into the MOCA platform. Micello indoor maps will be used to track the location of deployed MOCA iBeacons and GeoFencing and view real-time analytics. 

We had recently mapped out Fira de Barcelona, an important trade fair institution in Europe, for Mobile World Congress 2016. Click here to read a white paper highlighting the success story of the Micello map integration with MOCA platform at Mobile World Congress 2016. The white paper discusses on how Global System Mobile Association (GSMA) Mobile World Congress 2016 took advantage of proximity marketing, indoor location and indoor mapping to enhance visitors experience.

You can also read about the official announcement online from here.

 

2016-06-30

Micello Team is going to be at Esri International User Conference (Esri UC) in San Diego starting from 27th June to 1st July. Esri UC 2016 is world's largest event focussing on Geography Information System technology.

 

Esri User Conference Highlights:

  • 16,000 GIS users, managers and developers
  • 300 moderated sessions
  • 450 hours of technical training
  • 300 software vendors

Our team, including our CEO, Ankit Agarwal, is looking forward to be a part of creative excitement at the event. The event is chock-a-block with the inspirational keynotes, competitions and quizzes, Academic GIS Program Fair, UC Expo and one-on-one talks with some of the GIS industry experts at the conference.

Our recent partners, GeoComm will be exhibiting there about the latest industry developments with GIS for Public Safety.

We’re excited to attend such a grand-scale event and wish to make the most out of it by connecting with like-minded people. If you are attending, contact us and we would love to meet up!

 

2016-06-25

We're excited to announce that Gimbal will be joining our Marketplace. Gimbal, a spin out of Qualcomm, uses Bluetooth beacons to power its mobile engagement platform for venues. The integration will result in Gimbal incorporating Micello indoor maps into its mobile engagement and location analytics platform. It will allow venue owners like shopping malls, airports, stadiums, business campuses, hospitals, retailers and others to import Micello indoor maps into the Gimbal platform directly. 

Micello indoor maps will be used to track the location of deployed Gimbal Places (which includes Bluetooth beacons) and to view real-time analytics in the context of the indoor map. Venue owners can also use their Gimbal deployment to enable real-time indoor navigation with Micello products. 

The integration is expected to be complete and commercially available for mutual customers by September 2016. 

You can read about the official announcement online here.

2016-06-23

We are delighted to add Mark Lanphear to the Micello Advisory Board. Mark is an industry veteran with 20+ years of experience in the mobile, telecommunications,

and indoor location technology. Most recently, he was a Senior Global Sales & Business Development Executive at TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.(TCS) and has also worked at 2nd Jetty Partners, VOCEL and Openwave.

Mark has been a champion for the public safety market and developed a strategy, partner ecosystem, and demo for the FCC and wireless carriers showcasing the indoor maps as a requirement for public safety. Micello recently announced a partnership with GeoComm and the integrated solution was showcased at the recent National Emergency Number Association Conference (NENA 2016) held in Indianapolis. Special thanks to Mark for pursuing it. 

Micello has been interested in maps for public safety since 2011. Aneesh Chopra, US CTO visited Micello and encouraged us to think about maps for first responders. President Obama also referenced indoor maps in the State of the Union 2011 address.

Advisors play a critical role at Micello and help us grow into new areas. We're looking forward to Mark's leadership and guidance at Micello.

 

2016-06-17

Today is an important day and milestone at Micello. We're announcing an integration and partnership with GeoComm, the company that keeps over 84 million people safe in the United States by providing Emergency 911 solutions. With this partnership, Micello is taking its first step into maps for public safety. Special thanks to Mark Lanphear (Micello Advisor) for pursuing this partnership and integration.

 GeoComm Highlights:

  • 20+ years experience in providing turnkey emergency 9-1-1 development services to county governments. 
  • Headquartered in St. Cloud, Minnesota.
  • 12,000+ dispatchers.
  • 800+ emergency 9-1-1 call centers in U.S.
  • Helping to keep 84+ million people safe.

In layman's terms, GeoComm provides software, called GeoLynx, that helps dispatch guide first responders to the scene of an emergency. Micello is providing indoor maps so that if an emergency is at a shopping mall, school, museum, library, hospital, college building and other places in our communities, dispatch will have immediate access to the latest map to appropriately help first responders.

Several years ago we had the opportunity to host Aneesh Chopra, the first-ever U.S. Chief Technology Officer, at MHQ. Aneesh encouraged us to think about how indoor maps could be used by emergency first responders. President Obama himself in the State of Union 2011 said "It's about a firefighter who can download the design of a burning building onto a handheld device.” (Aneesh Chopra wrote that into the President's speech after meeting with Micello!).

GeoComm will be showing demonstrations at the NENA 2016 Conference in Indianapolis this week.

You can read about the official announcement online here.

2016-06-13

Today is the first day of the GeoIoT World conference in Brussels. We are excited to announce that Micello will power the Location TestBed.

Attendees of the conference will be given the opportunity to try first hand more than a dozen indoor location technologies on the same floor through demonstrations throughout the two days of the conference. Many of the solutions, including our partners indoo.rs and SenionLab, will be demonstrating their technology with Micello maps! 

The conference will provide a unique, real-life test of indoor location technologies powered by Micello indoor map of Hotel Marivaux, the official venue for GeoIoT World 2016. Here's the super detailed map for you.

We are excited to see the results of the competition. The results will be shared by Grizzly Analytics containing the full test results, analysis of the results, and ranking.  For more details, please check out our official announcement online

As always, we will keep you up to date with everything happening in the indoor world. 

 

2016-05-25

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