Nokia 3D Indoor Mapping Concept is Interesting [Video]

December 1, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Remember, when Google Maps was updated to version 6.0, it came along with the ability to work indoors, like a shopping mall.

Yes, it sounded cool. Now Nokia is planning something similar, only that they will not depend on floor layout.

Nokia has chosen 3D layouts over floor layouts and they plan to get Bluetooth 4.0 on to your device or on a tag in addition to locator equipment installed in the ceilings to create a 3D map of a venue.

Nokia claims it is accurate up to 21cm.


There are a lot of possibilities for this technology, ranging from letting users get to the exact spot they want to be, to helping the store owners to curb shoplifting by attaching these tags to the products they offer and the like

As of now, 3D mapping remains a concept, but Nokia has plans of getting this technology standardized with Bluetooth SIG so that it will be up and about in consumer products by 2013.

Despite the doubt if people will be fine with installing the locator equipment in their buildings or homes, Nokia’s concept sure is interesting.

Check out the demo here and let us know your thoughts on this one.

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