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Introducing the Fastest Way to Create an Indoor Map

Sep 25, 2023

5 min read

By: Mappedin

For those who are new to Mappedin or those of you who have been following us for a while, welcome! We've undergone an exciting transformation, and we’re thrilled to introduce you to our fresh new look, updated website, and groundbreaking self-serve mapping product: Mappedin Maker.

In this blog, we’ll walk you through what’s changed, delve into the innovation behind Maker, and guide you on how to get started mapping your venue today. 

Who We Are and Our Mission

Our platform empowers you to create a digital map of any physical space, big or small. We believe that indoor maps should be as accessible as outdoor maps, allowing people to navigate and find what they need easily, regardless of the building or space they’re in. 

Our commitment to this mission is reflected in the core principles that guide us:

User-Friendly Tools: From building managers to CAD experts, our platform provides intuitive tools that enable anyone to create useful indoor maps effortlessly. We believe that technology should simplify your tasks, not complicate them.

Indoor Maps Everywhere: In today's rapidly changing environment, indoor maps are no longer a luxury but a necessity. We're here to ensure that you can create indoor mapping experiences for any space, adapting to your unique needs and scenarios.

Safe and Secure Spaces: Accurate, usable, and secure indoor maps enable heightened safety and security for all. We understand the importance of reliable information in critical situations, and we're committed to providing it for our communities at large.

Start mapping for free and explore more advanced mapping tools with Mappedin Plus.

What’s Changed?

Our dedication to simplifying indoor mapping is at the heart of everything we do. And now, with the launch of our updated website and fresh new look, we’re thrilled to introduce you to Mappedin Maker, which takes a giant leap toward achieving this mission. Maker empowers individuals, building managers, and communities to create accurate indoor maps with ease. It's all about simplifying mapping and making it accessible to everyone. 

For those that have been long-time supporters, don’t worry, the rest of our products and solutions are still available. We're expanding our offerings to cater to a broader audience while continuing to provide the same level of excellence you've come to expect from us.

Users of Mappedin Free can now unlock Mappedin Plus features while making maps.

Why We Built Mappedin Maker

We understand the need for user-friendly and accessible indoor mapping tools, especially for schools, first responders, and communities. Through working with safety organizations and partners, we learned that having up-to-date indoor maps was often difficult to access, completely missing, or creating them was overly complicated. That’s why we’ve developed Maker—to address this gap and enable anyone to create accurate and useful indoor maps. 

With the introduction of this free application, Maker extends to everyone, empowering communities, building managers, and individuals to actively participate in mapping at scale. Maker places the mapping tools directly in your hands, making indoor mapping more inclusive than ever before.

"At Mappedin, we believe there should be ‘one map everywhere’. It’s our mission to make it easy for anyone to create useful indoor maps,” says Hongwei Liu, CEO at Mappedin. “We have invested in creating AI-powered mapping tools to completely automate the mapping process and on top of that, we’re offering this new capability for free to empower communities to map their buildings."

What is Mappedin Maker?

Maker is an indoor mapping application that allows anyone to create an accurate digital map in a matter of minutes, with no training required. Its user-friendly interface and AI-powered tools simplify the mapping process, saving you valuable time and effort. Whether you’re mapping a shopping mall, an office building, or a school, Maker puts the mapping tools right at your fingertips, making it easy for anyone.

Maker features include:

Simple Self-Sign-up: Getting started is a breeze. With just a few steps, users can sign up and begin creating their map for free.

User-Friendly Map Creation and Editing: Maker's intuitive interface allows users to create and update their maps effortlessly, thanks to AI-powered tools.

Interactive Wayfinding Maps: After creating a map in Maker, users gain access to a 3D wayfinding map that can be easily embedded into their website.

Multi-Format Exports: In addition to your wayfinding map, Maker enables users to download a safety version of their map, ready to be shared with local emergency response units.

How Does it Work?

Getting started with Maker is simple. After signing up, you have two options: you can either upload existing floor plan images or start from scratch with the Maker App for iOS. When uploading existing floor plans, Maker uses AI to automatically draw doors, walls, and windows. Once your map is ready, you can easily access it to make more edits, add connections to different levels, add safety annotations, and much more. No training is required. 

When starting from scratch and using the Maker App for iOS, simply walk around to scan your space and the tool will guide you through the rest of the process. Once scanned, the data captured is used to create a map and then imported into Mappedin Maker for further editing on a desktop computer.

When you’re ready, publish the map to make it available to others. An interactive wayfinding map can be embedded on your website with a simple code snippet or export the map as a PDF to share it with your local fire department.

Want to dive deeper into how Maker works? Check out our Product 101: Mappedin Maker guide for a comprehensive overview of its features and benefits.

Map Your Indoor Space for Free!

Ready to get started? Sign up today to experience the power of Mappedin. Say goodbye to complex mapping processes and embrace a user-friendly solution that simplifies indoor mapping for everyone. All Mappedin mapmakers start mapping completely free, then can upgrade their maps to Mappedin Plus while making their maps with extra features.