Indoor Positioning & Wayfinding Solutions For Campus Navigation: An Overview [Facility Navigation]

by | Nov 23, 2018 | Blog

Educational campuses spread over a large area inevitably need indoor positioning & wayfinding solutions for campus navigation and real-time information on locating points of interest effortlessly.

Facility Navigation

Educational facilities such as public and private universities should expand their scale and scope of using technology as part of their efforts to make their facility a ‘smart’ one with innovative additions to access the campus infrastructure. A survey reveals that campus navigation has already been used in few campuses for helping people with visual disability navigate effortlessly within their venue.

Universities, especially, are large campuses which have a complex infrastructure located at various points across the facility. This poses a problem to new students and visitors who wish to access their points of interest without depending on others to help them locate those.

With different academic and official buildings, underground walkways, hostels, cafeteria, labs, libraries, etc. it gets tougher each season to navigate from one corner to another. For existing students, checking out facilities within the campus which they haven’t visited before becomes cumbersome as well.

Also read our blog Why Indoor Navigation Apps For Large Facilities? An Outline

Way finding Updates and Notifications

  • Real-time way finding at their fingertips
  • An instant route guide for bookmarking their location
  • Notifications on safety and security during facility navigation

Another recent survey predicts that there is a higher possibility for students to cut down on a lot of time that is being spent on locating intended destinations.

Additional Benefits with Campus Navigation Apps

  • Event Planning and Execution
  • Location-based Notifications
  • Emergency Management
  • Access to Campus Calendar
  • Information on Inter-disciplinary Updates
  • Seminar/Conference Schedule & Registrations

Indoor positioning and navigation technology that can offer these features in one app can be the ideal platform for universities and educational campuses which are spread over a large tract of land and have multiple buildings.

Accurate and real-time campus navigation lends a positive vibe to the way students experience the facility while enabling the administration in optimal facility management.

Primarily, Students Can Proactively Participate In All Campus Events and Conferences

Being in an era where we do not disturb others when asking for directions but use GPS technologies to reach a desired location when we are navigating outdoors, an indoor positioning and navigation platform helps us do this precisely when we intend to reach a desired location inside a large facility.

In the age of widespread use of Smartphone applications and software aimed at solving complex human problems, why not integrate facility management with apps which help them save time by providing accurate navigation routes and way finding solutions.

In USA, the Oregon State University Mobile App built by the Oregon University has been serving the students in a phenomenal manner, providing them with instant updates on the events, programs, seminars within the campus and allowing them to participate without the use of paperwork.

A enriching university life is all that is intended and technology can positively chip-in with its contribution for every student at their respective university. A campus navigation app which can be used on Smartphones using Wi-Fi, Bluetooth technologies and enabled using QR codes and Beacons located strategically across the campus infrastructure can make students’ access to facilities much easier, while enabling the administration keep a check on facility usage.