Apple's 'Indoor Survey' Lets Some Users Map Out the Inside of a Building

By: Cadhla Gray - Nov 3, 2015
References: archinect & independent
While there are many mapping apps available, there are few that plot out the inside of a building. Providing an indoor GPS system, Apple quietly released an exclusive app called 'Indoor Survey' that is currently only available to specially registered iPhone users.

By dropping "points" throughout a building while walking through, the user can generate a map as the device uses radio frequency signal data and sensor data in combination. The app will also help improve the accuracy of Apple Maps by crowdsourcing the data.

Indoor mapping apps such as this one can help users get around a building and remember certain points to return to. In combination with iBeacons, this app could have a great deal of potential at events, galleries or stores, providing automated information upon arrival at specific locations.