Maps and floor plans in the Cisco Meraki Dashboard allow for a more visual approach to managing large numbers of access points (APs), and for keeping track of their locations. This article will discuss how to upload custom floor plans, align them on the map, and place APs.
Custom floor plans can be used to visually organize APs based on their physical locations throughout a building. These floor plans can then be used on various other pages in Dashboard that utilize maps as well.
In order to upload a custom floor plan, the file must be:
Note: If issues are encountered when uploading an image, ensure the browser being used is up to date.
To upload a custom floor plan/map:
If Automatically place floor plan on Google map was checked, the floor plan will be saved with an approximated placement. Otherwise, click Set position to save the floor plan immediately with default placement. Then proceed below in order to properly align the floor plan with Google Maps. Aligning the floor plan with Google Maps will allow APs placed on the floor plans to automatically sync with the corresponding location in other maps views.
To align an uploaded floor plan with Google Maps:
In order to remove or rename a custom floor plan:
APs can be placed on the Map, Satellite, or Floor plans views. If floor plans are being used and have been aligned, it is recommended that the APs be placed on the appropriate floor plan.
In order to place APs:
At this point, AP placement will be synched between the different views. So an APs placement on the floor plan will be reflected in the Map view. However, if changes are made in the Map or Satellite views, they will remove the AP from the floor plan view if moved outside of the bounds of the floor plan.
In order to completely remove an AP from a floor plan and the maps view:
When viewing the map and floor plans, several options are available regarding additional information that can be displayed and how. Access those options by clicking on the gear icon in the upper right corner of the map.
Markers: Controls what is displayed within the icon for each AP
Neighbors: Controls color of lines displayed between APs with matching channels that are visable to each other over the air
Circles: Displays a semi-transparent circle around the AP, which size indicating the amount of data usage on that AP
Floor plans: Whether or not to display floor plans on top of the Map and Satellite views