How to deliver your map assets
Within the Appmiral framework, there are 2 ways of adding a map to your app.
- Static map image (only for IMPROVE version)
- Interactive map (used for EXTEND and AUGMENT versions)
1. Static map (IMPROVE only)
Adding this kind of maps can be easily done yourself in our CMS.
You can do this by following these steps:
🚨 Best to upload a .jpg with a high resolution with min. size of 1.500px by 1.500px
- Go to 'Settings' menu
- Click 'Edit edition'
- Select tab 'Map settings'
- Scroll to 'Static map data' and select 'Add new'
- Select or drag your map here and click 'Create'
- Click 'Update and return to list'
2. Interactive map assets
For the interactive or dynamic map, our design team will need to take over the exact position of your festival/event location and all relevant Places Of Intrest (POI). This has to be done in a 'geo-accurately' way because our maps will be activated as an interactive layer on top of an Apple or Google map.
🔜 Please provide us a .zip/Dropbox/WeTransfer that include the requested assets below by mail towards firstname.lastname@example.org
- ASSET 1: AutoCAD
- ASSET 2: 2D/3D site plan
- ASSET 3: Any additional info of interest
ASSET 1: AutoCad of the actual festival grounds (in ai, png or pdf)
This is the most important document for us to draw the maps.
Make sure that all the different points on the map (POI) are clear for us to read and their polygon gives us the exact size for us to take over (ex. bar = small; stage is big)
If possible add the names to each POI (ex. Cocktail Bar, Mainstage, French Fries). These names can be adjusted later on from the CMS as well but will help us both to deliver a good map faster.
Example 1 Implantation of the map in the environment is important for the accuracy of our map. For a perfect geo-referencing, we need at least 9 clear points of reference added to the map: mostly fixed buildings and road intersections.
Example 2 Size, shape and color really matters. A defined color scheme (eg. red = food, blue = drinks, …) makes it obvious for us to assign categories. The size of the bars and stages are important to make the map realistic and accurate while your s visitors will be navigating through the crowd.
Example 3 Is the easiest for both of us that the names of the POI are written next to each booth/poi. Although all names can be adjusted from the CMS, the more that is correct, the less work you'll have.
ASSET 2: 2D or 3D map (mostly) used for printing
This kind of map helps us locate POI faster and understand your location faster and better.
ASSET 3: Additional context or relevant information
Inform us of POI’s that should not become part of the map in the mobile application:
- include parking?
- include camping grounds?
- emergency exits, wheelchair access, ...
Below you can find the full list of possible POI categories that will be available by default from your CMS. Make sure to inform us if you are missing any categories, we need to add these before submitting the apps to the stores!
- Camping grounds
- Emergency exits
- Water fountains
- First Aid
- Charging station
- Wheelchair access
- Info point
- Festival ground (make sure this is properly drawn on the Autocad)
- Bike Parking
- Lost & found
- ADA Parking
- Kiss & Ride
- Recycle points
- Security / Bag check
- Wifi zone