Indoor mapping isn’t necessarily the best solution. Detailed indoor maps easily overwhelm the user with too much detail. We don’t need more map vomit. The trick here is to come up with a simple intuitive UI that quickly shows stacked information then gets out of the way. Unfortunately nobody has come up with an elegant solution yet. It’s a good challenge for any digital map cartography team.
(Via Ata Distance)
Japan is a country of stacked businesses. It’s common for 9 different businesses to occupy the same geographical footprint – two basements and seven floors. Then there are arcades, train stations, underground tunnels, and other spaces that don’t fit well in a standard 2D map.
What company can solve this?