Indoor mapping is essential in guiding visitors through complex indoor spaces. Today we will cover the differences between two indoor mapping providers, Mappedin and Inpixon, who each take a unique approach to indoor mapping.
Let’s discuss how they differ, the advantages and disadvantages of each platform, and how to choose the right solution for your use case.
Inpixon solution (left) and Mappedin solution (right).
Mappedin has over a decade of experience providing indoor mapping solutions to customers. More than 1,500 venues use the Mappedin platform in more than 40 countries and it manages over 800 million square feet of digitized indoor space. Along with vast experience, Mappedin offers intuitive, digital wayfinding software and a powerful back-end Map Editor that simplifies map management for property owners.
Mappedin’s indoor mapping software platform provides user-friendly, enterprise-grade tools for maintaining indoor maps and powering rich digital wayfinding experiences. The Mappedin Editor is self-serve, easy to use, and allows property owners and managers to edit their indoor venue maps in real-time, ensuring accurate mapping experiences for their guests.
Mappedin offers incredible pre-built solutions that have customer maps up and running quickly, as well as SDKs and developer tools for customers that want to create custom maps or integrate additional location-based experiences. Compatible with any device, customers can display maps on their website, mobile application, or digital directories.
Mappedin works with a wide variety of companies including Simon Property Group, Cadillac Fairview, The Australian Grand Prix, Mitsui Fudosan, Vicinity Centres, Saks Fifth Avenue, Macerich, Hudson Yards, The Dubai Mall, and many others. They have mapped more indoor square feet than Inpixon and many other competitors.
Inpixon is an indoor data company that specializes in capturing and visualizing indoor data. They provide solutions for security, Real-Time Locating Systems (RTLS), mapping, employee experience, and more. By leveraging indoor intelligence technologies, Inpixon helps make indoor spaces smarter, safer, and more secure.
The Mappedin indoor mapping platform includes 3D and 2D map views, interactive indoor and outdoor mapping and navigation, powerful search driven by machine learning, real-time edits and syncs, analytics, blue dot wayfinding, multi-language support, automated and optimized pathing, draft and publish mode, is Apple IMDF approved, and includes additional features such as directory ads to drive foot traffic and engagement at your venue.
Along with offering indoor mapping, Inpixon also offers its own indoor positioning solution. Inpixon's indoor positioning solution leverages a suite of on-device blue dot indoor location and motion technologies in combination with Inpixon’s sensors, to provide users with an advanced and accurate real-time location and positioning services.
Mappedin is an experienced provider in the indoor mapping industry and has taken the time to understand the unique challenges and opportunities of each use case and industry. Mappedin solutions have also been developed with functionality and design in mind, to ensure the best wayfinding experience for all venue types.
Mappedin offers out-of-the-box solutions, such as a digital directory or web app, to get you up and running quickly and also offers mapping SDKs for maximum flexibility and customizability when building solutions for web and mobile devices.
Mappedin does not offer its own indoor positioning solution, which can be a disadvantage if you prefer to work with only one provider. However, Mappedin can provide guidance on how to achieve an indoor positioning solution with several partnered providers.
Inpixon solutions include indoor mapping, indoor positioning, analytics, and security. This can be an advantage for venues that prefer to work with one vendor, rather than pull together several companies with their own unique expertise.
Inpixon offers three pre-built solutions that cater to offices and events. This can be a disadvantage for venues that want to get their indoor maps up and running quickly, but do not fall under these two use cases. Inpixon also offers SDKs, however, their developer documentation is not readily available for users. This means customers can't evaluate the tools and features before committing to a provider.
Let’s explore how Mappedin and Inpixon differ in ease of use, industries served, customer experience, and pricing.
The Mappedin platform is incredibly flexible, user-friendly, and easy to integrate with other apps and frameworks. Mappedin offers out-of-the-box mapping solutions for web, mobile, and directory, that can be used for any industry or use case. For customers looking to build their own custom experience using mapping SDKs, Mappedin has made developer documentation publicly available and has an interactive developer playground that enables anyone to work with Mappedin SDKs in real-time.
In comparison, Inpixon mainly offers SDKs as part of their solutions, and customers require developer support to build a mapping experience. Inpixon developer documentation is not publicly available, which means you can’t determine if these tools are right for you. Offices and event spaces can leverage Inpixon’s pre-built solutions for ease of deployment.
Mappedin’s indoor navigation platform can be found powering mapping experiences across a wide range of industries including malls, offices, transportation hubs, city districts, campuses, stadiums, retail, healthcare facilities, theme parks, outdoor venues, and more. Inpixon serves corporate offices, government, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, hospitality, mining, correctional facilities, and a few others.
With expertise in a large range of industries, Mappedin is dedicated to client success. The Mappedin team provides onboarding, training, and ongoing support of the entire Mappedin Platform. The platform also supports global customers and partners, providing 24/7 support regardless of geographic location. Inpixon provides a positive customer experience by equipping customers with end-to-end indoor intelligence for their organization.
Mappedin’s product offerings and solutions are priced on an annual licensing model that can be used as a standalone application or integrated within another application. Inpixon pricing is not publicly available.
While Mappedin and Inpixon both offer their own unique set of advantages, Mappedin believes in enabling customers with 3D mapping solutions that work for everyone, regardless of industry or use case. Mappedin prioritizes ease of use and automation across its products and prioritizes customer insights and feedback. This contributes to better R&D and product improvements.
To learn more about our solutions, and how you can start building an indoor mapping experience today, contact us. We're happy to help bring your vision to life.
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