Esri UK and Tetra Tech join forces to provide one-stop solution for indoor mapping
New partnership delivers all components required for indoor digital twins
17 March 2021 – Esri UK today announced a new partnership with Tetra Tech to offer customers an end-to-end solution for indoor mapping, designed to capitalise on an increasing demand for indoor mapping for facilities management and indoor navigation, at large offices, campuses, or hospitals.
Offering the complete workflow, global consulting and engineering services company Tetra Tech will provide the necessary 3D terrestrial laser scanning, data analytics and CAD to GIS expertise, while Esri UK will offer its GIS system with numerous indoor mapping capabilities, including interactive floorplans, indoor positioning for wayfinding plus real-time people and asset tracking.
The firms will work on joint projects within AEC, facilities management, transport, defence and healthcare industries. One area of focus will be helping organisations return to work as Covid-19 restrictions lift.
Indoor mapping provides users with digital twin floorplans, helping to improve operational efficiency by giving staff a clear picture of where things are and how to reach them, for improved building performance and asset management. Esri UK’s current indoor mapping customers include The University of Oxford and large energy providers, while Tetra Tech works with major energy, government and defence customers.
“As the demand for indoor mapping starts to become more widespread, the new partnership is designed to make the process of creating indoor maps more efficient and streamlined for customers,” explained Craig Evenden, Head of AEC & BIM at Esri UK. “Esri UK and Tetra Tech offer very complementary skillsets, ideal for helping organisations progress their digital transformation and achieve a better understanding of their buildings and assets. We are experiencing demand from the higher education, energy, defence and healthcare sectors, as organisations look to make their buildings smarter and improve how they manage them.”
Services offered by Tetra Tech include all types of fixed and handheld lidar scanning, from millimetre precision to larger-scale centimetre resolution, depending on the application. For customers who have existing CAD or BIM data, Tetra Tech offers data preparation and cleansing services. Esri UK will be delivering its various software applications for indoor mapping, including ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Indoors to accommodate any type or size of project. Indoor mapping can integrate and complement existing facilities management software by giving users a geographical visualisation of their estates.
“Our Leading with Science approach is valued by our clients and augmented by a suite of proprietary technologies and analytical tools we call the Tetra Tech Delta. We are using Tetra Tech Delta solutions to transform static CAD or BIM data into an accessible, interactive and analytical environment. We make sure the correct data, at the optimum resolution, is ready for processing by indoor mapping software,” explained Jeff Van Etten, Head of GIS in the UK at Tetra Tech. “We are already seeing an increased demand for indoor mapping this year as organisations return to work and can benefit from the digitalisation of their floorplans, which leads to better facilities management going forward.”
About Esri UK
Esri is the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence and mapping, helping customers unlock the full potential of data to improve operational and business results. Founded in 1969, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organisations including 90 of the Fortune 100 companies. Esri UK offers GIS solutions to a wide range of markets in both the public and private sector in the UK.
Customers include the Ministry of Defence, Public Health Scotland, the Environment Agency and the National Trust.
About Tetra Tech
Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. With 20,000 associates working together, Tetra Tech provides clear solutions to complex problems in water, environment, sustainable infrastructure, and renewable energy. We are Leading with Science® supported by our Tetra Tech Delta technologies and analytical tools to provide sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients. For more information about Tetra Tech, please visit tetratech.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.