The AWS IoT feed type in ArcGIS Velocity receives event data from AWS IoT. AWS IoT is a managed cloud service that provides a solution for connected devices to interact with AWS cloud services as well as other IoT devices.

For more information about AWS IoT, see AWS IoT in the AWS documentation.


  • A data analyst wants to ingest their sensor data, which is available through the AWS IoT Hub.
  • A logistics company configures an AWS IoT feed to consume asset position and attribute information from their IoT sensors.

Usage notes

  • AWS IoT connection parameters can be obtained from the AWS IoT web interface.
  • After configuring feed connection parameters, see Configure input data to learn how to define the schema and the key parameters.


ParameterDescriptionData type


The endpoint for the AWS IoT broker.


Access Key ID

The access key for the AWS IoT credentials.


Secret Access Key

The secret access key for the AWS IoT credentials.



The topic over which event messages are streaming.


Quality of Service Level

The Quality of Service (QoS) for a connection to the AWS IoT message broker. The AWS IoT message broker supports QoS levels 0 and 1. For more information, see the QoS options in the AWS documentation.

  • 0—At most once. The message is sent once and the client and broker take no additional steps to acknowledge delivery (fire and forget).
  • 1—At least once. The message is retried by the sender multiple times until acknowledgement is received (acknowledged delivery).


Session Token (optional)

The optional session token for the AWS IoT broker.