Walls

How to insert Walls

To insert walls go to Wayfinding Paths and select insert walls when viewing a floor plan. Similar to inserting paths you select the points you want to set the nodes on points of the image that resemble walls. Although unlike wayfinding paths where the location estimate will gravity towards the nearest path walls will do the opposite and tend to push the location estimate way when the estimate gets close to the newly inserted wall. Also similar to way finding paths walls can be intersected, however the difference is this creates Exclusion zones, which a location estimate can’t be located in the zone.

 

Why are Walls used

Walls are used to give the location engine on the backed-end an idea of where walls are in the real deployment. Since humans can’t go through walls it is sometimes silly to see your location estimate close to a wall in real life is being made outside the building. Our location accuracy, for SDK clients, is between 1 to 3 meters of accuracy so when standing near a wall there is a chance the estimate can be made of the other side of the wall, which gives the miss impression location accuracy is degraded. So we can insert walls to give the system and understanding of walls in the real world. And as already stated above walls will do the opposite and tend to push the location estimate way when the estimate gets close to the newly inserted wall.

NOTE: Not only can we insert walls but we also can insert exclusion zones as mentioned above. Exclusion zones can only be created when newly created walls are fully intersected.