What is Visual Positioning System

What is Visual Positioning System (VPS) and Use Cases?

Visual Positioning is a technology that enables electronic devices such as mobile phones and drones to determine their physical location on geographic maps using massive data systems like Google maps and visual clues, e.g., landmarks such as buildings, mountains, and bridges. (VPS) therefore determines an object’s location based on images rather than GPS signals. Generally, VPS works by creating its custom map or model describing location based on well-known landmarks images on the earth’s surface. It, therefore, relates the captured images by the devices. It determines its natural position on the surface. An object’s accurate position on the earth’s surface is therefore affected by the device’s quality of the captured image and the general location associated with the VPS map. VPS uses cameras and image processing algorithms to locate an object’s actual position on the earth’s surface.

Visual positioning use cases are some application areas that apply such technology. Its use cases are comprehensive and include some stated as follows:

  1. Robotics: 

Some of the application areas where VPS can be used in robotic works may include localization, i.e., determination of the actual position of robots within the environment and how it navigates their environment and perfectly acts on given tasks. VPS also assists robots in determining the Obstacles within their path during locomotion and enables robots to detect objects within their way. Therefore, VPS helps robots in their daily tasks to ensure efficiency and accuracy and enhance performance.

  1. Authentic Estates Virtual tours: 

VPS has been used in Real Estate to assist in various tasks that could be expensive if performed physically by property owners and clients. Some of such schemes may include Facilitating Navigation through the property, giving detailed features for a given property, and other required details about available rooms and homes clients may need. In addition, reducing costs to clients and property owners during inspection reduces the physical visits necessary to be conducted on a given property. In summary, VPS can be an indispensable and cheap tool for clients, property owners, and agents to manage physical properties.

  1. Warehouse Management:

VPS is an intelligent technology for determining the location and Navigation of physical objects within the environment. Therefore, it can be of great use in a warehouse for inventory tracking, equipment tracking, and optimization of packing for products in a warehouse. Furthermore, concerning inventory management, VPS can track goods within the warehouse, enabling managers to monitor and track stock movement. In summary, VPS can make perfect warehouse management, help reduce losses and accidents, and improve efficiency in running physical warehouses. This also helps improve the flow of items in a warehouse without fraudulence.

  1. Public transportation Navigation: 

VPS can be used in the Public transportation Sector to improve Navigation and offer passengers a better experience. It is commonly used in the transportation industry ranging from air, water, and road transport. Some of the most used areas include providing real-time information on trains, buses, and airplanes, allowing travelers to prepare and make informed decisions about their traveling schedule. VPS has also been used for indoor Navigation for passengers in large transportation hubs to help navigate such stations by providing directions and highlighting essential features like restrooms, hotels, and shops within the area.

Autonomous vehicles have also enhanced VPS features in determining their environment, obstacle, and ability to navigate and accurately pursue cheap locations to their destinations. Other cases in which VPS has been used in the transport sector are assisting visually impaired passengers in Navigation and boarding the correct vehicles. In conclusion, such cases have helped in the transportation industry and have helped to solve problems that could be costly if handled directly without VPS technology.

  1. Augmented Reality (AR):

This technology enhances a person’s view of the natural world by providing blended digital information and objects as real-world features. VPS can be used in (AR) for several purposes: Location-Based AR, object tracking, and Gaming. Regarding location, VPS provides an accurate virtual area for a blended feature to the viewer. This may be useful in gaming activities as well. In conclusion, VPS can perfectly enhance AR features by providing an accurately incorporated fundamental component to the user’s view in a virtual environment. This sector can act as a method of entraining activity to people, making Virtual reality important in the entertainment industry.

  1. Surveillance and security: 

VPS has been used in the security sector to improve the accuracy and efficiency in monitoring and tracking operations of people and objects in an organization. Some of the most used cases of VPS in the security industry include:

  • Tracking of suspicious activities:
  • Facial Recognition: VPS can be integrated with facial recognition technology to provide an additional layer for security purposes.
  • Asset Tracking and Management involves using VPS to track the movement of assets and objects within an organization.
  • Law enforcement ad emergency response: for navigation purposes to improve accuracy in location determination.

The use of visual Positioning in the security industry is essential in improving the security of assets in an organization.

  1. Industrial Automation:

Industries that rely on robotics in manufacturing their products can use VPS to enhance various activities. This may include: Improving robotics accuracy, enhancing material handling, quality control, and improving supply chain management in the industry. This activity is enhanced by providing accurate real-time information on objects’ location and movements, enabling efficient automation processes. This might be an essential feature to the manufacturing sector as they could easily manage industrial products without inconvenience.

In conclusion

visual positioning systems are a brilliant technology in the IT sector for the basis of location-oriented services. With its features of using device cameras, high image processing techniques, and machine learning to determine the location of an object in an environment, it offers high accuracy and reliability compared to traditional GPS-based systems. Despite its high potential, the technology is in its early stages of development and may have some limitations, such as limited map locations and high computation costs. However, these challenges may be overcome in the future, paving the way for the widespread deployment of visual positioning systems.

To know more connect with AR VR development company: Aalpha information systems.

Written by:

Muzammil K

Muzammil K is the Marketing Manager at Aalpha Information Systems, where he leads marketing efforts to drive business growth. With a passion for marketing strategy and a commitment to results, he's dedicated to helping the company succeed in the ever-changing digital landscape.

Muzammil K is the Marketing Manager at Aalpha Information Systems, where he leads marketing efforts to drive business growth. With a passion for marketing strategy and a commitment to results, he's dedicated to helping the company succeed in the ever-changing digital landscape.