View floor-aware maps

Floor-aware maps contain indoor GIS data that is organized into floor-aware layers, with features linked together in a floor plan hierarchy. They allow you to visualize and analyze indoor spatial data for various purposes. For example, you can use a floor-aware map to visualize space use in a large office building to determine where changes to office assignments would improve team proximity, maintain social distancing requirements, and conserve resources.

A floor-aware map contains at least two floor-aware feature layers: one representing facilities (such as office buildings or medical facilities) and one representing levels, or floors, in a facility. Floor-aware maps can also include additional layers, such as a sites layer representing collections of facilities (for example, a college campus) and a units layer representing features such as rooms and hallways.

Organizations licensed with an ArcGIS Indoors Maps extension can configure floor-aware maps in Map Viewer. Once configured, the maps can be viewed by anyone. When you open a floor-aware map in Map Viewer, a floor filtering tool is available at the bottom of the map.

Follow these steps to explore floor-aware maps:

  1. In Map Viewer, open the floor-aware map.
  2. Click Browse Browse at the bottom of the map and do any of the following:
    • In the floor filtering window, browse to or search for a site or facility on the map. Click a site or facility in the list to select and zoom to it on the map.
    • If a facility has multiple levels, choose a level to display the floor plan.
    • Click a facility or site on the map to display a pop-up, and click the forward and back arrows to scroll through information for each feature in the facility or site.
  3. Optionally, click Layers Layers on the Contents (dark) toolbar and modify the properties of the floor-aware layers such as applying a different style and configuring pop-ups.