MazeMap – High-quality, interactive, searchable, and linkable indoor maps

Thomas Jelle, Ingjard Sandhei, Åsmund Tokheim, Dag Jomar Mersland, Morten Tvenning, Iván Sánches Ortega, Robert Badnall

MazeMap delivers indoor map and navigation services to help visitors, students, employees, and patients find their way around large buildings and campuses like universities and hospitals. Thanks to its interactive, searchable, and linkable indoor maps, MazeMap can be used on smartphones, tablets, and laptops and integrated into timetables, webpages, existing apps, and more to make it easier for users to find their way and make their appointments. Since its launch in 2013, MazeMap has been deployed at several universities and hospitals; the service has been adopted far beyond what its creators initially expected. At the Norwegian University of Technology and Science (NTNU) MazeMap was employed by 17,000 users per week during the start of the semester in August 2015, representing 70% of faculty members and students. The MazeMap team is now expanding and planning to launch MazeMap at universities and hospitals across the world. MazeMap leverages satellite data to determine users’ positioning outdoors, guide them between buildings, and create indoor maps. In order for its navigation to work, the solution requires access to global coordinates for its indoor maps.