Thursday, December 1, 2011

Nokia 3D Indoor Mapping and Location Service

Nokia is planning to depend on 3D floor layouts and to get Bluetooth 4.0 (similar to iPhone iOS 5) on to devices or on a tag in addition to locator equipment installed in the ceilings to create a 3D map of a venues and an indoor location system accurate up to 21cm. Nokia has reached out to more than 30 companies to make the project a reality. If the initiative carries enough momentum, the Bluetooth SIG could set the new protocol as a standard. Nokia hopes that it will in consumer products by 2013, but it will probably take longer than that. This whole thing is dependent on installing the locator equipment in their buildings.