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Indoor/Outdoor Mapping for Complex Buildings and Sites

Processing CAD plans & geographical data; building sophisticated beautiful maps

SmartHUB converts plain CAD plans and geographical data into stylish maps that complement organisational identity and offer advanced wayfinding across multidimensional sites.

Our maps enable dynamic, location-specific data to be embedded and presented as interactive layers, ensuring immediate, current information at user fingertips (e.g. advising of hot desk and printer availability in office scenarios, or the colour-coding of room occupancy to denote free study areas for students).


Example of national map with campus overlay

Data derived from Open Street Map (OSM) is styled using a map styling editor to offer completely bespoke National maps, including options to change the level of detail that is shown for various zoom levels.  


Example of stylised campus map

For campus-based institutions, the campus map is geo-referenced to overlay on the National map. We can work with existing campus maps to maintain the same look and feel or create new ones. 

Inside Buildings

Example of stylised indoor floorplans

Our floor plan importing algorithms import and recognise CAD plans and allow styling of door symbols, corridor and room colours. 

Floor plan layouts can also be added for individual rooms.

Our solutions turn plain CAD plans into visually attractive, bespoke, dynamic maps for online use

  • Synchronise with existing, managed building CAD plans for up-to-date interactive maps

  • Reduce the 'clutter' of original CAD plans by removing unnecessary objects or replacing symbols

  • Stylise and modify your map to match your corporate branding

Example of stylised indoor map created from CAD plans

Our flexible map editor enables easy representation of live, changeable information 

  • Edit and manage map content and pathway routing

  • Add location information (e.g. images, room/location aliases, links etc), annotations & informational notices.

  • Include additional information for users with impaired mobility 

  • Edit walking paths in and outside of buildings

  • Schedule access to paths, entrances or facilities, in the event of e.g. open days, works, out-of-action lifts, weather conditions etc

The WAi2Go Studio interface: our indoor mapping editor

Data-driven vector maps: one map, multiple layers of information

SmartHUB creates map applications that expose relevant data to users as interactive layers with information derived from multiple databases and other information sources.

Map interface displaying room occupancy levels

Study Space


Interface to a room occupancy measurement system, and let the map colour code icons to display availability.

Map interface displaying PC availability in campus labslevels

Computer and Printer


Connect to the computer lab monitoring service to show PC availability, or display the location and availability of printers.

Map interface displaying colour-coded environmental measures



Colour code rooms or buildings based on environmental measurements such as temperature, occupancy or energy consumption.

Map interface displaying tagged asets

Asset tracking

Visualise tagged assets as moving icons on the map. Click on the icon to show additional information about the asset. Link with various asset tracking systems using different technologies, from different vendors, to give an integrated view of tracked assets.

Map interface displaying real-time traffic information

Traffic Congestion

Link with real-time traffic information to highlight road works for example, and changing information such as traffic incidents and traffic flow.

Map interface displaying 'scheduled' icons

Adverts & Notifications

Create scheduled icons for advertising or notification purposes to draw attention to areas within the map (e.g. University Open Day reception points, closed paths or areas of construction)

Our maps can be easily configured to expose different levels of location and map information, based on the role of the users or the nature of the application, for example:

  • Provide less site information for visitors compared with administrative user applications

  • Emphasise locations of significance for particular users (e.g. reception points for visitors, or areas of historical significance for interactive tours)

  • Utilise options to view original CAD plans, rather than simplified or stylised floor plans, for site survey applications

  • Use layered maps based on historical periods to show how sites and campuses have developed over years.

Create different routing options for different users:

  • Use the most scenic route for your visitors, for example on open days
    (not necessarily the shortest)

  • Use the administrative app to allow routing through doors that require pass codes or that are staff-only.

  • Add notifications about, or redirect routes to navigate around - obstacles to access for users with impaired mobility, such as uneven surfaces or high curbs.​

Maps that offer different views & routing options for different types of users

Flexible kiosk/totem interfaces enable users to change map starting point and orientation

  • ​For interactive kiosk/totem applications, the 'You are Here' point is easily configured from the administrative interface and the map can be rotated to give a 'heads-up' display rather than north-aligned.

  • All of our kiosk application are designed to provide easy accessibility for wheelchair users.

Interactive mapping via kiosk at University of Birmingham
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