I recently demonstrated to a Fulcrum customer how to georeference a floor plan of a mall for indoor use when conducting inspections of malls around the country. This same process can be used with Fulcrum for creating small offline maps. I’ve chosen not to use QGIS or ArcMap, but instead am using inexpensive or free software that anyone can learn to use in less than an hour.
I’ve based my example around the Fulcrum, Mall Maintenance app which can be found in our App Gallery. This easy indoor mapping process can be used for asset management, safety inspections, building inventory, risk inspections, property management, etc. Whenever you want your floor plans at your disposal, and you want them to be spatially referenced to your location, this process will work great.
These are the basic instructions and explanation of the software and websites I used. Watch the screencast below (no audio) to follow the entire process in detail.
You can see here what the layer looks like on the iPad. Keep in mind that once your created layers are made and downloaded to your mobile device, you will have access to them offline.