Must-Have Interactive Maps for Your Organization

Interactive maps are facility blueprints and floor plans that have been transformed into digital maps that can be used via computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. This transformation takes standard paper or digital blueprints and turns them into an intuitive tool that can provide quick access to facility maps, work orders, and asset information with the touch of a finger.

Key Features of Interactive Mapping
Interactive mapping has two key features that enhance their value, making them much more than just digital versions of blueprints or floorplans.

  • Equipment Cards - This digital tool gives facility managers and technicians insight into specific pieces of equipment, including but not limited to the installation date, warranty expiration date, upstream and downstream connectivity, associated work orders, replacement value, attached files, and more.

  • Annotation Layers - Critical information that may not be available on original blueprints or floor plans can be added to interactive maps using an annotation layer tool. These customized layers are simple to add, view, and remove. Electrical connectivity, shut-offs, fire barriers, evacuation routes, and room numbers are just a few examples of what annotation layers can be used to display within an interactive mapping software system. 

Benefits of Interactive Mapping

  • Centralize and streamline critical workflows
  • Map and manage assets, zones, and systems
  • Display system connectivity upstream and downstream
  • Map and manage equipment locations
  • Manage vendor information, service contracts, and warranties
  • Attach pictures, maintenance documents, and notes to assets

Additional Benefits
An intuitive tool like this streamlines workflows by allowing managers and technicians to easily view and edit work orders and asset data in an exact location. Interactive mapping also provides immediate access to critical information like zone and mechanical fire system data, allowing a plan of action to be swiftly executed in an emergency. 

Facilities in all industries can take advantage of interactive maps for increased maintenance efficiency and enhanced communication. Overall, interactive maps are created with crucial facility asset locations and information, creating a centralized and organized system for more efficient facility management.