The 10 Most-Read Indoor Navigation Articles of 2020

With Christmas approaching fast, this year's get-togethers with family and friends must give way to COVID-19 and social distancing. We cannot replace the time you were supposed to spend with your loved ones, but we hope to make your holidays just a little more cozy with this list of the 10 most-read MapsIndoors blog posts of 2020.

#1. Five Major Challenges and Five Easy Solutions for Airport Management

Twenty-twenty has been a rough year for the travel industry (and everyone else) and most airports are now left deserted. However, this all-time favorite blog post about airport management remains the most-read article of 2020.

Hopefully, airports will soon once again be filled with excited travelers. Until then, dive into this blog about airport management and discover how an indoor navigation platform can help airports meet and exceed the expectations of travelers, control queues and crowds, improve safety and security, activate users, and make travelling easier for passengers with reduced mobility

#2. Indoor Positioning Systems [Complete 2020 Guide]

Location has never been more important. This year, we have experienced an increased interest in indoor positioning systems, which makes this blog post our 2nd most-read story of 2020 and we are not surprised.

Indoor positioning opens up a whole new world of possibilities for businesses, but it's also a complicated field as new technologies constantly emerge. In this article, we provide you with an overview of the possibilities with indoor positioning systems (IPS) and outline the different technologies available.

#3. 3 Characteristics of Great Universities

Remote lectures and online exams have been the new normal for a lot of students this year. However, creating a good university for both existing and future students is still as important as ever.

In 2018, Aalborg University was ranked 194 on the Times Higher Education list of the 200 best universities in the world. On the same list, Copenhagen University was ranked 116.

The universities were judged on 13 different parameters, each of them representing characteristics that can help assess the quality of a university. While the quality of scientific research and number of citations in international journals are somewhat out of our area of expertise, we do understand the importance of reputation. As studies show that 87% of prospective college students want a tech-savvy institution, we’ve looked into some of the characteristics of great, modern, and technology-forward universities.

#4. Top 4 Advantages and Disadvantages of Indoor Positioning Systems

As mentioned, indoor positioning has been a very popular topic this year. An indoor wayfinding solution is often combined with an indoor position system as it opens up a whole new world of possibilities. However, there are a few things to consider when choosing your IPS provider. That’s why we’ve made this popular list of the top four advantages and disadvantages of indoor positioning systems, so it’s easier for you to make the right decision.

#5. Why Is Game Attendance Declining When Fans Are Becoming Super Fans?

An oldie but goodie. Back in 2018 when the FIFA World Cup was in full swing, we dived into declining game attendance and fan behavior. Our research resulted in this blog post that has been one of our most read articles ever since.

If you want to find out why game attendance is declining when fans are becoming super fans and what stadiums can do to reverse this trend, you need to read this blog post.

#6. The Ultimate Guide to Indoor Navigation [2020 Update]

What is indoor navigation? What is the difference between indoor navigation and indoor positioning? Do I need an indoor positioning system to have an indoor navigation solution? These are just some of the most frequently asked indoor navigation questions.

Indoor navigation is a valuable tool for large venues, but it is also a rather new thing. In this guide we answer some of the most common questions to make it easy for you getting acquainted with the technology.

#7. What to Consider when Investing in Indoor Navigation: 5 Questions We Always Ask You About Your Project

Software solutions are an investment for your company. Whatever the cost, they should add value, cover your needs, and help you reach your goals.

The indoor navigation industry is growing and venues around the world have discovered the need for and benefits of indoor wayfinding. However, as the technology is rather new, many are investing in this kind of software for the first time.

To make the process as easy as possible for you, we have made a list of five questions we always ask you about your indoor navigation project. This way, you know what to consider before meeting with us.

#8. GPS - The Complete Guide

How useful would Google Maps be without the blue dot? Almost useless.

When we grab our smartphone and open Google Maps, it is usually because we need directions. But, if you do not know exactly where you are and in what direction you are facing, you will have to look for a point of orientation just as if you were using a traditional paper map.

Thanks to GPS, the blue dot indicates our position on the map and we rarely have to rely on our own sense of locality. But what exactly is GPS, how does it work, what can GPS signals pass through, and can you use it indoors?

#9. Three Benefits of Indoor Navigation for Corporate Offices

Is your office a sea of cubicles or an open landscape with shared desks? Either way, indoor navigation can help.

Maybe you have not adopted the hot desk strategy yet, but chances are you are leaning towards the modern office layout. However, while modern offices foster creativity, improve communication, and boost teamwork, they can also be rather expensive, stressful, and a productivity killer.

Over the past few years, indoor navigation has evolved from being a “nice to have '' to a “need to have” for corporate offices. Why? Because it forms a powerful platform for the modern office. ‘Directions’ may be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about indoor navigation, but wayfinding is actually just one of the many benefits indoor navigation offers.

#10. How Much Does an Indoor Navigation Solution Cost?

You’ve heard about indoor navigation and you realize it is exactly what you need. The next step? Knowing how much it will cost. At MapsPeople we do not have fixed prices because our solutions are always customized to your needs, so what exactly determines the price of a MapsIndoors solution?

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Merry Christmas and stay safe