This organization is seeking new approaches for integrating disparate maps, map data and mapping sources into a single user-facing or platform-hosted base map containing relevant indoor objects.  Technologies that offer simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) technologies for integrating indoor data sources are of high interest.

Background:

First responders use indoor maps to quickly navigate through unfamiliar spaces in emergencies.  Maps are available from multiple sources, including various utilities, building managers, surveyors, governmental offices, repositories, etc., but these are in many different formats and not easily combined into a single coherent base map.  A technology that could automatically integrate several indoor maps into a single, coherent representation of an indoor space with geo-tagged features would provide immense benefits to the first responder community as would technologies enabling SLAM.

Guidelines/Constraints:

  • Solutions may recombine maps into either 2D or 3D representations.
  • Solutions should be capable of quickly combining disparate date source.
  • Maps should be annotatable and easy to read.
  • Ideal capabilities would include simultaneous localization and mapping.

Desired outcome of the solution:

This organization would like to find solutions that allow for high fidelity map integration.  Highly interesting solutions may be tested against reference scenarios or evaluated for further development.

Field of use and intended applications:

Indoor map integration for use by first responders.