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Prepare a map for use in ArcGIS IPS

Available for an ArcGIS organization licensed with the IPS extension.

A web map must contain specific map layers and stand-alone tables for use in the ArcGIS IPS Setup app. Before preparing a map for use in ArcGIS IPS, you must create the ArcGIS IPS Information Model and floor plan data. Optionally, you can create IPS transitions, pathways, and survey paths in ArcGIS Pro.

Required layers

The following layers are required for indoor data visualization in IPS Setup:

Optionally, include the following layers to support indoor routing and directions:

The following items are required for indoor positioning:

Optionally, include the following layer to maintain information about beacon network distribution:


Layer and table names included in the web map must exactly match these layer and table names to enable functionality in IPS Setup.

Prepare a map for IPS Setup

Complete the following steps to create a map and prepare it for use in IPS Setup:

  1. Open the workspace where you created the IPS model, floor plan data, transitions, and pathways in ArcGIS Pro.
  2. Sign in to your ArcGIS organization.
  3. Click the Insert tab and click the New Map button New Map to create a map.
  4. Add the layers in the order listed below and set the visibility as shown:

    Layer nameLayer visibility (recommended)















  5. Configure the map as floor aware.
  6. Set the visible scale range of the layers as necessary.
  7. Set symbology for the Details and Units layers according to the USE_TYPE attribute.
  8. Turn on labeling for Units (NAME attribute) and any additional features that require a label.
  9. Set the display field in the layer properties to NAME for all map layers.
  10. Add the IPS Recordings feature class and IPS Positioning table to the map.
  11. Optionally, add the Beacons feature class to the map to include information on beacon network distribution.
  12. Optionally, rename the map to make it easily identifiable and complete all metadata fields.
  13. Set the display extent of the map to display all of the map data.
  14. Optionally, change the basemap.
  15. Save the project.

You can now share the map as a web map to your ArcGIS organization for use in the IPS Setup app.