What's New in ArcGIS IPS (June 2022)

ArcGIS IPS is an indoor positioning system that puts the blue dot on indoor maps. It provides real-time positioning and navigation, data capture and location-sharing for ready-to-use Eri apps such as the ArcGIS Indoors mobile app, ArcGIS Field Maps or custom-built apps using the ArcGIS Runtime SDKs.

The June release brings improvements in the ArcGIS IPS Setup app to facilitate the surveying experience of the building, WiFi support and more. Continue reading for more details.

Support for WiFi-Based Indoor Positioning

Initially, ArcGIS IPS supported Beacon-based positioning only. With this release, indoor positioning and localization based on WiFi signals inside the facility is supported as well. iOS devices can leverage Apple IPS, Android devices use Esri’s WiFi-powered ArcGIS IPS. For the latter, WiFi radio signals are surveyed to generate the corresponding positioning files and utilize an existing AP infrastructure. Please note that scanning limitations can apply on Android devices.

While support for WiFi means Beacons may not necessarily be needed for your ArcGIS IPS project, the achieved accuracy can differ. Please contact us to learn more about the differences between indoor positioning with Beacons or WiFi.

Enhanced Survey Experience

ArcGIS IPS Setup is a mobile app (for Android and iOS) that is used to take recordings and create a radio map of the facility to enable indoor positioning. Here are the most important updates of ArcGIS IPS Setup:

ArcGIS IPS Setup visualizing surveyed areas
You can now visualize the areas you surveyed in the ArcGIS IPS Setup app.


Want to learn more about ArcGIS IPS? Visit our product page and meet us at Esri UC! Read this blogpost to learn where you can find us there and what indoor GIS sessions you should put on your calendar!

Indoor GIS at the 2022 Esri User Conference

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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