ArcGIS Indoors

What's New in ArcGIS Indoors?

ArcGIS Indoors brings exciting new features and enhancements to Indoors tools in ArcGIS Pro 3.0, and to Indoors Viewer, Indoors Mobile and Space Planner with the release of ArcGIS Enterprise 11.0. In this blog, we are highlighting highly requested enhancements that would meet your needs for managing your hybrid workplace and maintaining your indoor data.

What’s new?

Reservation Manager – Book and manage hotel bookings for others

You can now assign one or more reservation managers to Office Hotel areas in Space Planner who can make bookings for others and even check-in, check-out and cancel on behalf of others. A new ‘Book for someone else’ option appears Hotel booking panel in Indoor Viewer and Mobile. Also, two new buttons named ‘For you’ and ‘For others’ appear in the Booked tab in the Hotel booking panel to manage bookings.

Assigning reservation managers in Space Planner.
Assigned reservation managers can make bookings on behalf of others in Indoor Viewer.
Reservation manager booking space in Indoors Mobile.

Scheduling limits for Office Hotels 

You can now set three types of limits for office hotel bookings to better manage availability across your organization. These are: 

This configuration is optional and if set, they are honored in both Indoor Viewer and Indoors Mobile apps when making bookings. 

Adding scheduling limits to office hotels in Space Planner.

Move occupants within an office 

You can now move the location of individual occupants in a large office that has more than one occupant assigned. This not only helps with enabling you to accurately represent the actual location of occupants within the unit but also helps with visualizing individual labels separately. 

Assigning space and moving occupants in Space Planner.

Equipment Filter for Office Hotels and Meeting Rooms 

You can now add available equipment information to your office hotels and meeting rooms. This enables users to choose preferred equipment when they book. For example, you may want to book an office hotel with a dual-monitor setup and a sit-stand desk or you may want to filter available meeting rooms to only show the ones that have a video conferencing setup for a meeting with remote participants. 

Filter office hotels by equipment availability.

Search multiple locations for occupants 

You are now presented with all available locations when searching for a colleague so you can locate them. For example, in addition to having an assigned office, an occupant may have an ongoing office hotel reservation at a separate location, or they may also be sharing their location through Indoors Mobile. 

Search all available locations when locating a colleague.

Office Hotel Check-in notifications and actions in Indoors mobile apps 

You can now check in directly from the notification that appears for your upcoming office hotel booking. There is no need to open the Indoors app. 

Check in to office hotels straight from mobile notifications in iOS (left) and Android (right).

Update occupant data

We have added a new tool in Indoors for ArcGIS Pro 3.0 named Update Occupant Features.  You can now run this tool periodically to keep occupant data in sync with changes happening to your workforce like new people joining, changing departments or work locations, or leaving your organization.

The Update Occupant Features tool added in ArcGIS Pro 3.0

Data Validation

The Create Indoors Database tool and the Create Indoor Dataset tool have been enhanced to include an option to create attribute rules for quality control of your indoor data. You can now evaluate validation rules using Error Inspector to identify errors in your floorplan data and visualize the error features on the map using the floor filter.

Identifying and visualizing errors in floorplan data in ArcGIS Pro 3.0

We have also introduced the Create Indoor 3D Dataset tool for creating multipatch feature classes to transform 2D floor plans into 3D scenes. There are also several enhancements made to the Create Indoor Network Dataset tool to create fields to support floor filtering of Pathways. The Generate Indoor Pathways tool has also been improved to allow a wider Lattice Density range.

What’s coming?

We plan on adding more new features and enhancements to Indoors web and mobile apps in the next release of ArcGIS Online later this year for managing hybrid workplaces and improving the workspace reservations experience including:

Additionally, before we wrap up a great year, we are also opening up the opportunity to join the early adopter program testing:

Keep a look out for our next ArcGIS Indoors blog for additional news about the above and more.

About the authors

Gaurav Jobanputra

Gaurav Jobanputra is the lead Product Engineer for ArcGIS Indoors and Product Owner of Indoors web and mobile apps. He also works on integration of indoor positioning systems (IPS), workspace reservation systems, workorder management systems and other Esri mobile apps like FieldMaps and Survey123 with Indoors apps.


Christian Tait

Christian is the Product Marketing Manager for ArcGIS for AutoCAD, and GIS/CAD interoperability. He has a background in mechanical engineering, and an MBA from University of Redlands. Outside of Esri, Christian enjoys watching Laker's basketball, cars, writing haiku poetry, and drinking way too much coffee.

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