Waterloo, ONTARIO – April 12, 2022 – Mappedin, the leading platform for indoor mapping, announced today that it has launched its “Mappedin Response” product targeted at First Responder units. With the average North American spending 87% of their time indoors, First Responders increasingly need better situational awareness within the built environment. With expertise from working with the world’s largest building owners and operators, Mappedin enables First Responder teams to create, annotate, and view accurate indoor pre-plans in real-time.
Mappedin Response automatically digitizes paper-based floor-plans, allowing First Responder teams to maintain and access the most up-to-date version of every building floor-plan within their response area. This new product is being piloted across three Canadian cities, enabling Fire Departments to create and maintain pre-plans on-the-go from any tablet or PC.
“Over the last few years, Mappedin has spent time understanding the indoor mapping needs of Fire Response teams. It was clear that Fire Response teams were lacking access to up-to-date, digitized floor-plans to help with situational awareness before entering a building during an emergency,” said Hongwei Liu, CEO of Mappedin. “With our extensive experience in indoor mapping, we felt that this was our problem to solve. We have invested in Machine Learning to fully automate the conversion of paper-based floor-plans to a digitized format.”
With the built environment constantly evolving, having easily accessible tools to maintain accurate floor-plans at scale is critical. The Mappedin Response product has three functions to do this:
- Create – Automatically digitize raster floor-plans (i.e. photos). DXF, PNG and JPEG formats are accepted.
- Annotate – Once the floor-plans are digitized, add and edit symbols and annotations. NFPA and custom symbols are supported.
- View – Access up-to-date pre-plans to gain better spatial and situational awareness of a building in advance of arriving at an emergency call.
The development of the product was initially sponsored by The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) under Contract # 70RSAT20CB0000014. Mappedin is thrilled to have worked with the DHS on this project and ultimately have an impact on the safety of our communities.
Headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, Mappedin is the leading platform for indoor spatial data management, digitizing venues, and building best-in-class indoor mapping experiences. Built for scale, Mappedin’s flexible platform and enterprise grade tools enable them to work with leading operators and developers around the world. For more information, please visit www.mappedin.com.