NextNav vertical positioning service to be available in sixteen major U.S. markets

NextNav’s highly accurate altitude data is a significant breakthrough in geolocation technology, elevating legacy 2D solutions to reflect the 3D world.

NextNav vertical positioning service to be available in sixteen major U.S. markets
NextNav vertical positioning service to be available in sixteen major U.S. markets

NextNav vertical positioning service to be available in sixteen major U.S. markets

NextNav recently announced the initial deployment phase of its vertical positioning service, which now covers sixteen major metropolitan areas in the US. NextNav’s highly accurate altitude data is a significant breakthrough in geolocation technology, elevating legacy 2D solutions to reflect the 3D world.

The vertical positioning service helps first responders save lives by finding people faster in multi-story buildings, opens up new urban markets for location-based applications, and unlocks an entire new ecosystem of 3D geolocation products.

NextNav’s technology exceeds the recently published FCC requirements for wireless E911 location accuracy, offering z-axis data within three meters, 94% of the time.

As part of the first set of markets in NextNav’s nationwide launch plan, the service is now available in Austin, Birmingham, Carson City, Des Moines, Las Vegas, Memphis, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, Portland OR, Reno, Tulsa, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Francisco, and San Jose.

NextNav’s network covers over 23 million people in these markets, including an estimated 94% of structures taller than two stories. NextNav is on track to fulfill its goal of providing service to 105 major metropolitan areas by April 2021.

Ganesh Pattabiraman, CEO of NextNav mentioned in the press release that first responders, application developers, and service providers have been waiting for accurate vertical location for a long time.

They’re pleased to finally start delivering this critical service. As they roll out vertical positioning across the country, they’re really looking forward to watching a whole new category of geolocation services be enabled.

NextNav’s SDK makes it easy to integrate 3D location into any application. Developers can draw on pre-built visualizations or construct their own using NextNav’s vertical positioning data.

Application developments teams can obtain more information and access NextNav’s developer tools by emailing their partnership team.