Spaceconnect works best when using interactive maps. This allows users to view their floorplans, see available spaces, and click on the map to make bookings. Spaceconnect partners with HERE technologies to provide the interactive floorplans. Every desk and room must be linked to a specific area on the map - This means that when a desk is booked, SpaceConnect can mark the desk as red (unavailable) on the map. The following steps detail how interactive maps are configured.Interactive maps used for making a desk booking
Important: Setting up interactive maps requires access to codes provided by HERE. This is only accessible by Spaceconnect support teams who will need to configure maps for all clients.
Step 1: Digitise maps
The first step is to send floorplans to HERE so they can digitise them. Usually clients provide a PDF, or CAD drawing but it can be any type of image, so long as it shows all the required information. Please ensure maps include the following:
- Separate files for each floor.
- Clearly defined walls/edge. If the image has unwanted lines drawn on the map, these may get included in the end version.
- Desk names/numbers so that we can link each desk on the map to a desk in SpaceConnect.
- Room names/numbers so that we can link each room on the map to a room in SpaceConnect.
Once floorplans are received by Spaceconnect, we then forward these to HERE technologies. They will acknowledge receipt and provide an estimated completion date. Currently it takes about two weeks to fully digitise and publish the map. It can then be linked to SpaceConnect which takes about one more day.
Step 2: Add Community ID to Location
Each map is for a specific building location and has a specific code for "Geo Community ID" and "Geo Drawing ID". These must be entered into Spaceconnect against the Location.
Step 3: Add Level ID to Level
Each digital map is for a specific level of the building and has a code for "Level ID". These must be entered into Spaceconnect against each Level.
Step 4: Add Geometry ID to Desk or Room
On digital maps all objects (Desks, rooms, etc) have a code called "Geometry ID". These must be entered into Spaceconnect against each desk and room - this is what connects each space to a specific point on the map and what allows Spaceconnect to display spaces as available or booked.Adding Geometry ID to a desk Adding Geometry ID to a room