November 27, 2012

The Hope and Challenge of Indoor Map Tech

Roger Yu, USA Today


AP Photo

The blue dot marks your spot at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta. In an experiment with a mobile technology that has digital cartographers intrigued worldwide, the museum introduced a new "you are here" app feature this month that shows smartphone-toting visitors exactly where they are inside the museum. If visitors opt in for the service, the app provides turn-by-turn directions to exhibits and delivers place-specific information about the objects near them.

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