What's New in ArcGIS IPS (December 2022)

ArcGIS IPS is an indoor positioning system that enables indoor navigation and wayfinding, location data capture, and location sharing. With the latest release of ArcGIS Maps SDKs for Native Apps 200, ArcGIS IPS introduces positioning enhancements and fixes that improve overall usability in the ArcGIS IPS December release.


Positions are Now Restricted to Surveyed Area

In previous releases estimated indoor positions could be interpolated and visualized in areas that have not been surveyed. Indoor positioning surveys are performed using the ArcGIS IPS Setup app (for Android and iOS) to collect radio signals inside the facility to enable the indoor blue dot.

With this release, indoor positions will only appear in areas an IPS survey has been conducted in. This enhancement prevents the blue dot from penetrating areas that are not accessible and allows for increased positioning accuracy.


two mobile screens showing blue dot in area that was not surveyed vs. restricted blue dot
Blue dot jumping into non-IPS-enabled area (left) vs. staying within the IPS-enabled area (right).

The screenshot on the left shows the blue dot wandering into an area in the center of the screen that is not enabled with ArcGIS IPS, which causes positioning inaccuracies. With the new release this was fixed, so the blue dot stays within the surveyed area that is enabled with IPS (screenshot on the right).


Known & Resolved Issues

The following improvements to ArcGIS IPS are the result of fixing bugs and resolving issues with the IndoorsLocationDataSource. This is an ArcGIS Maps SDKs for Native Apps component that provides an indoor or outdoor position based on device sensor data (radio, GPS, motion sensors).

Learn more about ArcGIS Maps SDKs for Native Apps 200 and check out the release notes for .NETQtJavaKotlin, and Swift.

Visit us on the Esri Community to join the discussion, provide feedback or ask any questions about ArcGIS IPS. 

About the author

Silvia is the Sr. Product Marketing Manager for ArcGIS Indoors, ArcGIS IPS and ArcGIS Data Reviewer at Esri. As such, her mission is to raise awareness for the ever growing opportunities of bringing GIS to the indoor space and the importance of data quality.

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