Esri indoor mapping facilities management

Esri UK partners with Tetra Tech on indoor mapping

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Service will use LiDAR scanning, data analytics and GIS to help support facilities management


Esri UK has teamed up with global consulting and engineering services company Tetra Tech to offer an ‘end-to-end’ solution for indoor mapping designed to help support facilities management at large offices, campuses, or hospitals.

Offering the ‘complete workflow’, Tetra Tech will provide the necessary 3D terrestrial laser scanning, data analytics and CAD to GIS expertise, while Esri UK will offer its GIS system with numerous indoor mapping capabilities, including interactive floorplans, indoor positioning for wayfinding plus real-time people and asset tracking.

Services offered by Tetra Tech include all types of fixed and handheld LiDAR scanning, from millimetre precision to larger-scale centimetre resolution, depending on the application.

Esri indoor mapping facilities management
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For customers who have existing CAD or BIM data, Tetra Tech offers data preparation and cleansing services. Esri UK will be delivering its various software applications for indoor mapping, including ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Indoors.

According to Esri, indoor mapping can integrate and complement existing facilities management software by giving users a geographical visualisation of their estates.

Esri UK’s current indoor mapping customers include The University of Oxford and large energy providers, while Tetra Tech works with major energy, government and defence customers.

The firms will work on joint projects within AEC, facilities management, transport, defence and healthcare industries. One area of focus will be helping organisations return to work as Covid-19 restrictions lift.

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“Our Leading with Science approach is valued by our clients and augmented by a suite of proprietary technologies and analytical tools we call the Tetra Tech Delta,” explained Jeff Van Etten, Head of GIS in the UK at Tetra Tech.

“We are using Tetra Tech Delta solutions to transform static CAD or BIM data into an accessible, interactive and analytical environment. We make sure the correct data, at the optimum resolution, is ready for processing by indoor mapping software,

“We are already seeing an increased demand for indoor mapping this year as organisations return to work and can benefit from the digitalisation of their floorplans, which leads to better facilities management going forward.”

Esri UK and Tetra Tech are holding a joint webinar on Tuesday 30 March 2021 at 3.00-4.00pm, to explore how indoor mapping can help understand site layouts, assets and navigation. The University of Oxford will be discussing how recent innovations in indoor mapping will be helping it improve the efficiency of asset management, budgeting and building planning, across its complex estate of more than 300 buildings.

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