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A new OpenStreetMap Indoor Viewer: indoor=

Posted by François2 on 10 March 2020 in English (English)

indoor= indoor= is a new rendering of OpenStreetMap’s indoor data. It displays the building’s floors, level by level.

When at a proper zoom level and centered on an indoor mapped building, the indoor data of each floor and the list of the levels will be displayed. The level selector allows you to change the displayed floor.

indoor= in the Saint-Lazare train station, Paris.

A few examples

You can also use the Explore item in the menu of the website to discover more examples around the world.

A technical point of view

The supported attribute scheme is Simple Indoor Tagging.

indoor= uses vector tiles that contain only indoor data. The creation of these tiles uses the OpenMapTiles tools.

The map background used is provided by MapTiler.

Why indoor=?

indoor= is a reference to the indoor tag in OpenStreetMap that is used to map the indoor data.

What is the coverage?

The coverage is global.

How often is the data updated?

The data is currently updated on a hourly basis.

What is it used for?

It allows you to navigate in the buildings, prepare your visit, see your connections…

It also allows OpenStreetMap contributors to edit OpenStreetMap and validate their contributions in a visual way.

What’s next ?

Now that the base is ready, the idea is to work on a better rendering of the map with more colors and other features.

If you have any ideas or feedback, let me know !

Comment from Rovastar on 12 March 2020 at 13:41

A great tool for the indoor mapping.

A couple of bits of feedback

a) Levels display for shops, etc You don’t seem to have any levels for say shops on the general map eg (one of your examples) https://indoorequal.org/#map=17.39/48.881169/2.355463&level=-4 At level -4 I would not expect to see any shops (unless they were on level -4) but they are all displayed b) You only seem to have the option for the “levels” when there are indoor features. I do get that but in area as where detailed indoor mapping has not been achieved but say you have multiple things on multiple levels could you display something there showing things are possible. c) You only have the “levels” map selection available when you hit zoom 17 or higher. Can you not make it lower? d) and related to c) can you not somehow indict that if you zoom in it will display indoor mapping features?

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