For Admins

Creating a Map

Note that this process is best done on a non-mobile system such as a laptop or a desktop computer.

  1. Navigate to
  2. Click the button in the middle of the page called “ADD NEW MAP”.
  3. In the pop-up dialogue box, name your map and set its geographical bounds. Try to make the bounds as restrictive as possible.
  4. Set the boundary points in the following order: North, West, South, East.
  5. The map should now appear on your dashboard.

Making a Map Navigable

Note that this process is best done on a non-mobile system.

  1. The first step is to add a building. Make sure that this is as accurate as possible by zooming in on the map. Name the building and proceed.
  2. Upload an image of the ground floor floorplan of the building. Note that an ideal floorplan has simple dark lines that outline the rooms, corridors, obstacles, stairs and lifts. Overlay the image over the building outline displayed on your map as accurately as possible by using the breadth, width and rotate buttons and properties on the right-hand side panel.
  3. Click on the “RECOGNIZE GRAPH” button to run the artificial intelligence. This takes about 1-2 minutes.
  4. You will see a preview of the map, and a json file with the AI data. If you believe the map recognised by the AI is accurate enough, click on the “”UPLOAD button.
  5. Assign the main entrance of a building by selecting the door icon representing it and then clicking on the “ASSIGN AS ENTRENCE” button. Other entrances can be assigned later.
  6. Now you will be able to drag the nodes on the floorplan around to make them more accurate. The current recommended method is to add multiple junction nodes for a long corridor, and a single door node by an entrance to a room. Type in the room code as per your organisation’s standards in the field appearing when a door is selected.
  7. You may add other entrances. However, make sure that they have a code that your users can input later.
  8. You can test the navigation via the path finder on top. Make sure each room is navigable as desired.
  9. Do the same on other floors by changing the floor you are viewing via the dropdown menu. Note that the stairs, escalators and lifts should be connected automatically.

Sharing or Revoking Access to a Map for your Users

Note that this process is best done on a non-mobile system.

  1. In order to share your map, you will need a CSV file of the users’ email addresses. Most organisations store a column of their users’ emails in in a database table, so this CSV should be easily accessible to you. The users need to have an account with AtRoom.
  2. Alternatively, you can simply make the map publicly available. If you choose this method, users will not need an AtRoom account to use your maps. This can be done via the “MORE” button on the map preview, or via the dashboard.
  3. Choose whether you are sharing or removing users via the radio buttons.
  4. Upload the CSV file and click on the “Choose Columns” button, then drag the correct column to the “User Email Address” field.
  5. Click on the import button. A success notification will appear if all the users you selected can access the map.

Renaming a Map

  1. Renaming a Map can be done via the “MORE” button on the map preview or the dashboard.
  2. A dialogue box will appear requesting you to change the name.
  3. Confirm the name change.

Deleting a Map

Note that once a map is deleted, it cannot be restored. Proceed with caution.

  1. Renaming a Map can be done via the “MORE” button on the map preview or the dashboard.
  2. Simply click on the “Delete” button and the procedure is done.