GPS is a system made up of three parts: satellites, ground stations, and receivers. The basic GPS service provides users with approximately 8-meter outdoor accuracy 95% of the time.
Satellites flying around above earth emit signals to receivers to determine their location by computing the difference between the time that a signal is sent and the time it is received. This data contains information about where the satellite is located and other adjustments to determine location accuracy
Once these data ranges are determined the receiver can then compute its own three-dimensional location called trilateration. At least four satellite signals are required to accomplish this positioning otherwise there is room for multiple outcomes.
GPS is a common technology that has helped tremendously with outdoor navigation. But what about indoors? It seems like it would be a simple solution to bring GPS technology inside but it falls short in performance.
When deciding on an indoor navigation technology for your company, you must consider all the benefits and constraints of the technology.
It is extremely important to consider the effectiveness and accuracy that each technology provides. Mapsted’s patented indoor navigation technology is a great example of how accuracy and effectiveness can be achieved in indoor navigation.
By utilizing over 50 data points, Mapsted’s advanced algorithm can obtain information crucial to the indoor navigation experience. The scalability and ease of use ensure uninterrupted navigation services for your facility.
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