Glossary of terms

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Accelerometer – an instrument for measuring acceleration

Altimeter – an instrument for determining altitude

Beacon – a small Bluetooth radio transmitter that repeatedly broadcasts a radio signal

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) – a form of wireless communication specialized in short-range communication between devices

Bluedot, blue dot – a blue circular icon on a map that identifies the position of an entity (usually a user) on a map

Content Management System (CMS) –  the system that manages the creation and modification of digital content

CSV – a table structured text file for organizing data (.csv)

Dashboard  a centralized location within the content management system (CMS) for displaying high level data associated with a client’s projects, campuses, and venues

Dead reckoning – the process of using a user’s or asset’s previously determined positions and/or estimated speeds to inform current location

Gateway – a device that is connected to the internet that can transfer data gathered from BLE-tags to the central system

Geofence Triggers – events that are triggered when a device enters, dwells, or exits a polygonal area or zone

GIS – geographic information system used to create, edit, store and present geographic and spatial data. SPREO uses GIS to draw, edit and display indoor pathways and routes

Global Positioning System (GPS) – usually refers to a satellite-based radio navigation system that provides geolocation and time information of an object when there is an unobstructed line of sight to four or more GPS satellites

KML – Keyhole Markup Language, an XML notation developed for Google Earth for expressing geographic annotation and visualization on web-based maps. SPREO uses KML to draw, edit, and display outdoor pathways and routes to be geospatially accurate when overlaying on Google maps

Point of interest, POI – a specific point located on a map that a user may find useful or interesting. SPREO represents POI’s on a map with visual markers representative of the type of POI

Polygonal area – a series of points to that create a polygon or zone, used for various features such as zone detection and meeting room checkin

Proximity Triggers – events that are triggered when a device is within a defined radius or proximity of a pre-configured beacon