The Next Location Frontier: Indoor Positioning Systems


GPS technology has changed the way we navigate the outdoor world. Google has largely been at the forefront of bringing this into the mainstream in the form of Google maps. The application is one of the most heavily used smartphone and web applications in existence, and has done the world a great service by mapping the globe and making it accessible to everyone. Although the web giant has largely conquered this frontier and created a wealth of value in the process, there is one weakness in its capabilities; it only works outdoors.