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Test your ArcGIS deployment

Once you have completed surveys for your site, uploaded them to your ArcGIS organization, and processed the recordings using the Generate Indoor Positioning File tool in ArcGIS Pro, you can test the radio map in ArcGIS IPS Setup using Test mode to determine whether your indoor positioning data is accurate. The positioning file, which is stored in the ips_positioning table, is consumed by the app and displays your real-time position on the screen as a blue dot. If there are multiple positioning files in the table, the most recent file is used.


The Generate Indoor Positioning File tool in ArcGIS Pro processes recordings for one site at a time. In cases where a site consists of multiple facilities, publish a web map that includes all necessary facilities. Survey each building, and process all gathered data in a single session to create an indoor positioning file that contains all survey recordings for a facility.

If the site consists of multiple facilities and you want to test the positioning file for a specific facility, sharing a separate web map is not required but could produce a more accurate solution depending on the facility’s geometry. In such situations, the web map must include the positioning file generated from only the recordings for that specific facility.

Access Test mode

To access Test mode, complete the following steps:

  1. Open IPS Setup and sign in if necessary.
  2. Tap the web map you want to open.

    The web map opens in Map mode.

  3. Verify that the sensor check indicates okay.
  4. Note:

    The Sensor Check bar must be green and read okay to switch to Test mode.

  5. Tap Test on the options bar above the map.

    Your current location is displayed on the map as a blue dot.

  6. Note:

    If no positioning file exists in the table, an error message appears.

Test the accuracy of a positioning file

Once you access Test mode, you can test the accuracy of the blue dot's location by doing the following:

  1. Move around inside the surveyed facility.
    If the positioning file includes recordings from different floors, the floor plan displayed on the map updates automatically when you move between floors. The floor picker displays the name of the floor that is visible on the map.
  2. If the blue dot lags behind your actual location or doesn’t follow your movement accurately, perform additional surveys and add them to the ips_recordings table to improve indoor positioning accuracy.
  3. Repeat the testing process until the blue dot appears at your actual location and follows your movement accurately.

Once you confirm the accuracy of the indoor positioning file, you can enable IPS for your facilities.