Available for an ArcGIS organization licensed with the Indoors extension.
Once you have imported floor plans to the ArcGIS Indoors geodatabase, you can manually load points of interest (POIs).
POIs are people, places, or objects—for example, assets, hardware, equipment, and so on—that you want to find on a map.
- Ensure that all required attributes are populated with valid values when loading.
- All POIs must be 3D points with z-values. The network dataset is 3D, so the POIs must be in the same x,y,z coordinate system so that the POIs can snap to the network at the appropriate z-value for route or closest facility analysis.
Places + Things
Indoor map data and layers can turn into POIs (derived from layers from CAD); these are the first type of POIs that you create, because they are derived from the units and facilities output by the Import Floorplans To Indoors Geodatabase geoprocessing tool.
Places and Things POIs are generally unit centroids, or indoor addresses for noncommercial locations inside (or outside) a facility. Places are spaces that you want to route to in a building. Things come from external data sources. These can be offices, restrooms, elevators, or other unit use types—even fountains, art pieces, or other landmarks that people may want to find in a building.
Perform the following steps to load places and things POIs that are derived from units:
- Choose any unit polygons you want to convert to points, making them searchable and routable in Indoor Viewer, ArcGIS Indoors for iOS, or ArcGIS Indoors for Android.
These points are added to the PointsOfInterest feature class.
- Run the Feature To Point geoprocessing tool.
Check the Inside check box to place the centroids inside the unit polygons.
- Run the Feature To 3D By Attribute geoprocessing tool with the ELEVATION_RELATIVE z-value.
Output to a temporary point feature class.
- Run the Append geoprocessing tool to load the 3D points into the PointsOfInterest feature class. Use the Schema Type Field Map option to match the attributes of input points to the target dataset.
Map the unit’s USE_TYPE attribute to the POI's CATEGORY_SUBTYPE, UNIT_ID attribute to the POINT_OF_INTEREST_ID, and UNIT_NAME attribute to NAME.
- Run the Calculate Field geoprocessing tool to populate the CATEGORY_TYPE attribute of the PointsOfInterest feature class with Places + Things.
Safety + Security
Safety and Security POIs indicate where equipment, first aid, exits, and other emergency or safety-related resources are located. These may come from field surveys, CAD or BIM floor plans, or other data sources.
- Run the Indoors Generate Facility Entryways geoprocessing tool to create entry and exit points in the PointsOfInterest feature class.
- Set the z-geometry of any other points you are importing according to the elevation of the unit to which the POI belongs.
- Run the Calculate Field geoprocessing tool to populate the CATEGORY_TYPE attribute of the PointsOfInterest feature class with Safety + Security.
- For each Safety + Security POI, populate the CATEGORY_SUBTYPE according to its use, for example, fire extinguisher, AED, or first aid kit.
Retail + Services
Retail and Services POIs indicate where on the map you can purchase goods or services, or make other financial transactions, such as gas stations, stores, restaurants, or ATMs.
- Set the z-geometry of any points you are importing according to the elevation of the unit the POI belongs to.
- Run the Calculate Field geoprocessing tool to populate the CATEGORY_TYPE attribute of the PointsOfInterest feature class with Retail + Services.
- For each Retail + Services POI, populate the CATEGORY_SUBTYPE according to its use, for example, ATM, restaurant, or retail store.
Some Retail + Services locations may come from external sources, while others may come from the features created with the Import Floorplans To Indoors Geodatabase tool. For example, if you have several cafés in the facility on your site, you will convert these café unit polygons to points.