Professor Receives Award for Indoor Mapping Research
So glad this aspect of mapping is getting more attention. Syracuse University assistant professor Dr. Yun Huang is getting an award from Google to continue research on indoor mapping. “Improving awareness about and potential uses of facilities to enhance learning is the basis for Dr. Huang’s concept for creating a system to better map indoor environments, capabilities, and resources, she said. In developing the idea, she wondered how much people know about and understand the unique details of their indoor environments, as well as being aware of all the resources that are available in their surroundings, such as the centers and buildings where they work and study on a daily basis, she explained.” Speaking from a commercial perspective, it’s also important to retailers, as you can only do so much with signage, and if you overdo it people get sign-blind.