Why your office map needs live data

We talk a lot about mapping and indoor navigation, concepts that are easy to understand and see the use for. But at the same time, we also talk a lot about live data and dynamic integrations. While the use for navigation from A-to-B is easy to understand the need for, the use of live data on a map might sound more complex. But it really isn’t, and with this blog post we explain why your map will only benefit from the use of live data integrations.

Combine segregated data

Modern offices especially have one thing in common: Technology. And a lot of it. With everything from parking management to synchronized calendars and meeting room booking systems, facilities have a lot of different software and technologies aiming to ease and optimize the daily lives of facility management, employees, and visitors. Thus, the problem is not the lack of data. Instead, the problem is the overload of information that is spread across various software platforms: the segregated data. 

It can be difficult to get an overview of your data without the right tools to do so. By using dynamic integrations it however becomes possible to not only combine the otherwise segregated data but also provide users with a visual overview of the data. 

Streamline daily activities with live data visualizations

Many corporate offices are investing in dynamic mapping platforms to visualize their indoor (and outdoor) data on a map of their spaces. This means that the various functionalities users would usually have to find in different systems now become available in one place: the map. 

There are clear benefits of using a map of your spaces to visualize information. Quite simply put, it adds more value to your data. On your way to a meeting, but forgot to book a meeting room? With the use of live data integrations, it becomes possible to locate meeting rooms directly via the map and view all relevant information about the point of interest. This type of information depends on your choice of integrations but can include anything from size, availability, the number of people currently inside the room, to CO2 levels. And - of course - you’ll get directions from your current location to the meeting room including estimated walking time. 

With the pandemic came the birth of hybrid offices and workspaces. With many companies switching to allowing employees to work remotely, some have even cut down on physical office space and instead introduced hybrid work stations for employees who don’t come to the office on a daily basis. However, finding a free space to work from can be time consuming for an already busy employee who wouldn’t want to spend time wandering around the office in hopes of finding an available workspace. Live data integrations can give the user an overview of the shared workspaces. Find an available workstation, book it for the needed amount of hours, and depending on integrations, become able to locate where the colleague you need to talk to is seated. 

Integrating your already existing booking systems with an indoor map thus allows you to provide your employees with a smooth overview of the office and allow them to make informed decisions and minimize the frustration caused with having to search the office for available meeting rooms and workstations. MapsIndoors is a dynamic mapping platform that easily integrates with third-party data systems and offers a visual experience of your already existing data - directly via the map. 

Want to learn more about how your facility can benefit from using a platform to combine your data and offer users a visual experience of your spaces? Our MapsIndoors experts are always ready to tell you more - the opportunities are endless.

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