Get Started with Maps
This article covers the broad steps you'll need to complete to get a map image uploaded to the Meridian Editor. Maps are used for blue dot wayfinding, campaigns, and asset tracking.
- A Maps subscription. (Go here to read more about Meridian Maps.)
- A Meridian Editor account. (Email email@example.com if you're having trouble accessing the Meridian Editor.)
- At least one high resolution map image. (Go here to read about Meridian Map Creation.)
If you're lacking one of the prerequisites, please contact Meridian for help.
1. Add a Building
Before you can add a map image to a floor, you'll need to create a building.
- Read about how to Add a Building.
2. Add a Floor
Before you can add a map image to a floor, you'll to create that floor.
- Read about how to Add a Floor.
3. Things to Consider Regarding Map Images
Before preparing map images for use with Meridian, it's worth considering how your maps will be used and what you want them to look like.
- Read about Meridian map image best practices.
- Is the map image for an indoor or outdoor location? (Go here to read about Outdoor Maps.)
- Are there areas of the map that will be inaccessible for your end users? Please mark those on your map image.
- Would you like to color code different areas of your map image? Please indicate those colors on your map image.
- Make sure your map images are high resolution images in a PNG, PDF, or JPEG image format.
- If you have any questions about your map images, please do email Meridian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Send Your Map Image to the Meridian Maps Team
You're now ready to send your map images to the Meridian Maps team.
- Please send your map as a high resolution PNG, PDF, or JPEG image file to email@example.com.
- In your email, please included the Location ID, Floor ID for each map image, and any other special instructions you have. (Go here to read finding specific Meridian IDs or keys.)
- In general, it takes the Meridian Maps team 2-3 business days to complete a floor's map image. If there's more than one map image, add one day for each additional map image.
Only one map is granted for each Proof of Concept (POC) or Not for Resale (NFR) kit.
5. Finish Configuring the Floor
Once the map image has been uploaded to a floor, there are some steps you'll need to complete before the floor can be used for location services.
- Place control points to set your map's scale and orientation. (Go here to read about how to Set the Map's Scale and Orientation.)
- Do you want this floor to be the first one a user of your app sees? If yes, make sure to check the Floor's IS DEFAULT checkbox.
- Do you want to hide this floor until you've added placemarks and routing? If yes, uncheck the Floor's PUBLISHED checkbox.
- Is this an outdoor map that will be using GPS for location services? If yes, check the GPS checkbox. (Go here to read about where to find this checkbox.)
6. Review the Map
Once the Meridian Maps team has created one or more of the map images for your location, and you've finished configuring it, make sure to review the floor in the Editor. You can also review the floor in the Aruba Meridian app.
- Go here to read about previewing floors in the Aruba Meridian app.
7. Next Steps
Once you have a Meridian map, you can get started adding placemarks and routing for AppMaker and Blue Dot wayfinding location services, Campaigns, and asset tracking.