Available for an ArcGIS organization licensed with the IPS extension.
ArcGIS IPS is an indoor positioning system (IPS) extension that provides geolocation for a wide variety of indoor location use cases. IPS allows you to locate yourself indoors by displaying a blue dot on an indoor map. You can navigate to people, places, and assets inside of a facility in real time. With the integration of the IPS into the Esri platform, ArcGIS users can improve their operational efficiency by making better-informed decisions.
To enable indoor positioning, you need to survey your facilities to collect data about your indoor spaces. ArcGIS IPS Setup is a mobile app for Android and iOS that allows you to plan and perform survey recordings inside facilities and sites to collect location data. Recordings can be uploaded from the IPS Setup app to an ArcGIS organization and used to create a positioning file. Once you have created the indoor positioning file, return to the IPS Setup app to test the indoor positioning system.
One of the following is required:
- ArcGIS Enterprise 10.9.1 or later for a portal connection
- An ArcGIS Online organization
Set up ArcGIS IPS
To use the Indoor Positioning geoprocessing tools, you need to configure an ArcGIS organization on Enterprise or ArcGIS Online that is licensed for ArcGIS IPS.
If using Enterprise, ArcGIS Enterprise 10.9.1 or later is required.
Complete the following steps to access Indoor Positioning tools in ArcGIS Pro:
- License ArcGIS IPS in Enterprise or ArcGIS Online.
- Assign the ArcGIS IPS user type extension to members of your ArcGIS organization that need to run Indoor Positioning geoprocessing tools.
- Connect to your ArcGIS organization in ArcGIS Pro.
Create the ArcGIS IPS Information Model
Use the Enable Indoor Positioning tool to create an ArcGIS IPS Information Model in an existing workspace. The IPS model contains the table and feature classes required for surveying facilities and generating a positioning file for use in IPS-enabled apps.
Create floor plan data
To accurately locate yourself during the survey process, you must use floor plan data that conforms to the ArcGIS Indoors Information Model or create the required feature classes and floor plan data.
Transitions in IPS differ from transitions in Indoors and are used to define facility entrances and exits. This information is used by ArcGIS IPS during the positioning phase to provide a smoother transition from GPS to IPS. To enable transitions, you'll need to use an Indoors model or create a feature class to add transitions to your floor plan data. The following are the primary steps for creating transitions:
- Configure a Transitions feature class created with Indoors geoprocessing tools or create a feature class for transitions.
- Add transitions to the floor plan data.
Pathways represent a predefined routing network and are used by IPS to snap the user's location indicator to Pathways line features. To enable pathway snapping, use pathway features that conform to the Indoors model or create a feature class for pathways and add pathway features to the floor plan data. The following are the primary steps for creating pathways:
- Configure a Pathways feature class created with Indoors geoprocessing tools or create a feature class for pathways.
- Add pathways to the floor plan data.
IPS Setup app
Once you create the IPS Information Model and populate it with data, you can prepare and share a web map for use in IPS Setup. The IPS Setup app allows you to plan and perform IPS surveys to collect the environmental data required to enable indoor positioning. IPS survey data is stored as recordings features that can be uploaded from IPS Setup to the web map shared to your ArcGIS organization. IPS survey data can then be processed into and converted to an indoor positioning file using the Generate Indoor Positioning File tool in ArcGIS Pro. The positioning performance provided by the generated positioning file can then be tested on-site using the Test mode of IPS Setup.