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Location of APs on floor plan

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Location of APs on floor plan

Hi, there is a way to have x,y of AP devices once a floor plan is loaded and configured? Otherwise there is a way to get floor plan geolocation, scale and rotation to build a transformation matrix for coordinates?

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Kind of a big deal

Re: Location of APs on floor plan

The data elements returned by the scanning API include this info.

https://documentation.meraki.com/MR/Monitoring_and_Reporting/Scanning_API#Scanning_Data_Elements

 

x[decimal]JSON array of x offsets (in meters) from lower-left corner of each floorplan
y[decimal]JSON array of y offsets (in meteres) from lower-left corner of each floorplan
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Re: Location of APs on floor plan

Hi, I would like the position of the Ads, not the clients.

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Re: Location of APs on floor plan

Webfrank - you're grappling with the same problem I am. The Scanning API provides (for each client) a list of floorplans upon which it's appeared, and the x and y offset (in meters!) for the location.

 

However, there doesn't appear to be any method provided for connecting the Meraki floorplans with this information, at all. It's most strange.

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Re: Location of APs on floor plan

The Dashboard API provides the Latitude and Longitude of a device, e.g. an AP (obviously based on where you position it), and likewise the Scanning API provides the Latitude and Longitude of an endpoint/client (which is based on correctly aligning your imported floor plans with Google Maps), so you should be able to achieve whatever you require one way or another.

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Re: Location of APs on floor plan

Yes, if you build a mechanism for the alignment of a building / floorplan against a set geography of latitude and longitude. However you're then asking the user to do this once in additional software/add-on, and once in Dashboard. As a result there is room for error where there doesn't really need to be.

 

However the Scanning API provides x and y co-ordinates, and the list of floorplans upon which it's seen/present. There is no way to link the Meraki (already geographically aligned floorplan) with these co-ordinates, or (at worst case facilitate upload) without either the pixel-scale of the floorplan supplied, or the a mechanism for obtaining the specific location of the floorplan. 

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Re: Location of APs on floor plan

Sorry, I meant to add the following:

 

There is an endpoint which states the rotation, and flex points. However it requires a user to login and obtain.

 

https://nXYZ.meraki.com/node_groups/$id/floorplans

 

Again, without heavy automation, you're somewhat at the behest of a user obtaining this themselves and working it through from there - but it's perhaps better than nothing.