In addition to supporting floor by floor navigation, this widget can be configured to show different types of floor plans such as vector information from CAD, raster images like an Emergency Action Plans, and other ArcGIS Server map services for things like assets or personnel. By enabling users to quickly and easily navigate and query buildings, floors, and spaces, the Building Navigator widget provides answers to a wide range of spatial facility questions.
“By providing this widget to the GIS community we hope to make it easier for people to get started doing facility GIS” said Benton Yetman, PenBay’s Director of Strategic Technology Initiatives, “and we are anxious to see how people use the widget in their existing Flex applications.”
The functionality of the standalone widget demonstrates the value of bringing floor plans into GIS, and allows users to take the first step in understanding what that means inside their organization. As the global leader in Facility GIS, PenBay’s InVision Solutions Suite is designed to apply the visual and analytical value of GIS to stages of facility management and public safety life cycles by providing tools for emergency preplanning and integrating with maintenance and asset management software. These solutions support organizations across the entire facility lifecycle including tools for facility managers (InVision for FM) and public safety agencies (InVision Secure), as well as tools for facility data collection and conversion.
PenBay’s free Building Navigator widget is available through ArcGIS.com, or directly from PenBay’s website: http://penbaysolutions.com/