Configure the indoor positioning system

Available with the ArcGIS Indoors Maps extension.

You can configure an indoor positioning system (IPS) for use in Indoors mobile apps that provides accurate geolocation for a variety of indoor location use cases. An IPS allows you to locate yourself indoors by displaying a blue dot on an indoor map and navigate to people, places, and assets inside a facility in real time. You can configure indoor positioning using ArcGIS IPS for use with Indoors mobile apps.

Configure using ArcGIS IPS

To enable indoor positioning using ArcGIS IPS, you must create tables using tools in ArcGIS Pro and survey the facilities to collect data about the indoor spaces using ArcGIS IPS Setup. 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 that you can include in a mobile map package to enable indoor positioning in ArcGIS Indoors for Android.


To configure indoor positioning using ArcGIS IPS, complete the following steps:

  1. Prepare and share a map for use with ArcGIS IPS.
  2. Create the required IPS Recordings and IPS Positioning tables using the Enable Indoor Positioning tool.
  3. Download the ArcGIS IPS Setup app on a mobile device and sign in to your ArcGIS organization.
  4. Perform surveys of indoor spaces in IPS Setup on a mobile device.
  5. Generate a positioning file using the Generate Indoor Positioning File tool.
  6. Validate the surveys to ensure the IPS data you collected is accurate.

Configure the Indoors mobile map

To configure indoor positioning using ArcGIS IPS, complete the following steps:

  1. Open an Indoors project in ArcGIS Pro.
  2. Add the IPS Positioning table to the Indoors mobile map in ArcGIS Pro.

    The IPS Positioning table should only contain one row, which represents a single positioning file.

  3. Package and share the mobile map package.

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