“Does the Public Data API make our data public?”
No! Your data is always private with us, but we see why you might be confused. That’s why we’ve decided to strip the Public Data API for fancy marketing words and call it exactly what it is - an Integration API.
If you already have a MapsIndoors solution, you probably know that the Integration API (formerly known as Public Data API) is the interface that connects your MapsIndoors solution with other third party systems, such as your facility management system. This means that your map will automatically update when certain changes are made without you having to lift a finger.
For instance, if you have a convention center with 3,000 stands that are booked on a weekly basis, the Integration API sends relevant information about the exhibitors, such as logo and link to website, to MapsIndoors. This means that all 3,000 stands will automatically be updated with the right information on the map, saving you the time it would take to update 3,000 stands manually.
For a long time, it has been possible to change points of interests through the Integration API, but thanks to a recent update you can now also edit rooms, venues, buildings, floors, areas, categories, display rules, and more.
It’s Software Developer Pelle Ravn who’s responsible for the new changes to the Integration API, and he promises that more features are coming, “MapsPeople has a lot of big clients, who are using a row of third party systems. We want to make it easy for them to integrate data from these systems into their MapsIndoors solution, creating the very best and most user-friendly indoor navigation solution for both users and end-user. With the new update, we’ve made the Integration API even better, allowing you to pull more data from other third party systems, and push it directly into MapsIndoors. We still have a long way to go, but we’re working hard every day, and more updates and features will be released on a regular basis.”
If you’re a developer and want to know more about the Integration API, you can read our documentation by clicking on the green button below.