This blog will cover the differences between two indoor mapping platforms, Mappedin and Visioglobe. From product offering to experience, to industries served, you can find all the information you need to choose the right solution for your indoor space.
When deciding on an indoor mapping solution, there are several considerations to make. For instance, are you looking for an out-of-the-box solution that can have maps up and running quickly, or are you wanting to create a custom mapping experience with SDKs and developer tools? Are you using maps for visualization and wayfinding, or for a specific use such as asset tracking or workspace management? These are some of the questions that you must consider.
Mappedin has over a decade of experience providing digital 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 indoor mapping software and a powerful back-end Map Editor that simplifies map management for property owners.
It’s important to look for an indoor mapping provider that makes editing and maintaining your property maps an easy task. Mappedin’s Map Editor is self-serve, user-friendly, and has been adapted and simplified in many ways so that anyone can edit their maps with ease.
Mappedin offers incredible pre-built solutions that can have your maps up-and-running quickly, as well as SDKs and developer tools for anyone that wants to create custom maps or integrate additional location-based experiences. Maps can be showcased on your 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. Mappedin has also mapped more indoor square feet in more industries than Visioglobe and many other competitors.
Visioglobe offers a complete software suite to create, visualize, and use your property maps. They have a variety of mapping SDKs for customers that want to build unique indoor mapping experiences for mobile, web, and kiosk. Visioglobe also offers an asset tracking solution for customers that want to visualize and manage their assets on a digital map.
Mappedin’s platform includes 2D and 3D map views, interactive indoor and outdoor mapping and wayfinding, powerful search driven by machine learning, real-time edits and syncs, analytics, indoor navigation, 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.
Visioglobe’s cloud-based mapping platform includes a range of SDKs for customers to choose from, each requiring a different level of developer effort. The platform includes 2D and 3D map views, indoor mapping and wayfinding, search, a self-serve map editor, and an asset management application. Visioglobe also enables customers to export maps in PDF, SVG, or GeoJSON format.
Mappedin has taken the time to understand the unique challenges and opportunities of each use case and industry, and has developed solutions with functionality and design in mind. Mappedin offers out-of-the-box solutions such as a digital directory or web app, as well as mapping SDKs for maximum flexibility and customizability.
Mappedin does not currently offer its own asset tracking solution or indoor positioning technologies, which can be a disadvantage if you prefer to work with only one provider. However, Mappedin can help you achieve these solutions with partnered providers.
Visioglobe does offer its own asset management solution for workplaces, which is a great option for customers looking to track and locate their office assets. This solution uses sensors to detect assets in real-time on the map.
Visioglobe does not currently offer any pre-built solutions, which is a disadvantage for customers looking to get their maps up and running quickly. Customers will need to work with mapping SDKs to launch a solution across their website, kiosk, or mobile application, which requires varying levels of developer work.
Let’s explore how Mappedin and Visioglobe differ in ease of use, industries served, customer experience, and pricing.
Visioglobe only offers SDKs, which allows for flexibility, but requires more time and developer effort to get maps launched. Mappedin offers SDKs for maximum customization as well, but also offers pre-built solutions for customers wanting to launch their maps quickly and easily.
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. Visioglobe serves workplaces, hospitals, airports, and shopping malls.
The Mappedin team provides onboarding, training, and ongoing support of the entire Mappedin Platform. Mappedin also has a Developer Portal with resources, guides, and an interactive playground for developers to work with SDK features in real-time. Visioglobe has SDK guides available on their website as well, and provides resources, guides, and videos on how to use their products.
Visioglobe has a license fee calculated upon the surface of the floorplan. They also have an extra cost for their map editor product. In comparison, Mappedin solutions are priced on an annual licensing model that can be used as a standalone application or integrated within another application.
When deciding on an indoor mapping provider, Mappedin and Visioglobe are both good options. While they 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.
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