The Challenges of GPS Inside of a Building – Interior Room Relay Apps

The other day I was talking to a group of people about using a Wi-Fi ricochet system to keep all of the local bus stops in the loop. In other words all the local bus stops would have Wi-Fi access so people could use their personal tech devices to see if the bus was on […]

The Challenges of GPS Inside of a Building – Interior Room Relay Apps

The other day I was talking to a group of people about using a Wi-Fi ricochet system to keep all of the local bus stops in the loop. In other words all the local bus stops would have Wi-Fi access so people could use their personal tech devices to see if the bus was on time, or to do work on the Internet while they were waiting. There are many other benefits to all of this, and in many regards it could replace any sort of GPS outage.

Since each bus stop knows where it is, and each Wi-Fi broadcasting system also knows where it is, and therefore where it is in relation to the other broadcasting systems – now we have duplicate technology for GPS on the ground in an urban environment. What about inside of a building? If we are inside a building the GPS signals are hard to come by. However, an internal relay system within the building could change all that, and it could perhaps use the Wi-Fi system within the building, provided there were multiple locations to work off.

We know that you need three or more satellites to help triangulate your position, and when you have four or more and you can quadrangulate – all of a sudden your precision becomes rather stellar. There’s no reason we couldn’t do the same thing if your relay system in the building was hardwired to four points in every room. You could literally have a system for a fully autonomous robot, or incredible precision for construction upgrades, or anything else you wanted to do.

This would also be good for re-creating holographic simulators within a building, or helping people in a tough situation such as a power out, or fire in the building where vision was obscured preventing the finding of a quick exit. In fact, there are endless applications for this, and each one would have to be considered before wiring up a building for such things, but it is all possible. How about an enclosed stadium like a hockey rink? What about a larger stadium like an indoor football stadium once the dome was closed at night or during inclement weather?

From a sports standpoint it might help you better play the game, referee the play, and keep everything legitimate. It might also help in tracking down the location of individuals who might wish to cause harm to the inhabitants watching the game. Of course, these are just a few of the possibilities, what about underground subways, tunnels, search and rescue efforts, etc.? Indeed I hope you will please consider all this and think on it.

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