Goodmaps Explore

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Edition 66, September 2021

Navigating the indoors and outdoors safely is challenging for anyone, but more so for the visually impaired. Goodmaps Explore is an accessible navigation application that offers navigation inside buildings and public venues via your smartphone. 

The Explore app builds upon Goodmaps Studio, which allows venue owners to update and customize indoor maps. The Explore app then uses the smartphone’s camera and LiDAR sensor to recognize the user’s surroundings and identify where they are on the map. The app then provides the location and descriptions of the environment via the speaker or user headset.