From 10,000 feet to 1 inch: Bringing GIS indoors

What is ArcGIS Indoors?

ArcGIS Indoors is a map-based software application that enables property owners to manage all of their facilities across an entire campus in one, centralized, location. With Esri’s latest release of ArcGIS Indoors, their flagship mapping platform now offers a new solution to deliver improved strategic planning, facility operations, and workplace productivity not to mention a host of other benefits. Property managers and facility operations personnel looking for an interactive map-based solution to manage their campus and building data can take advantage of this technology to track and maintain information such as status, condition, inspection history, and asset information for all of their facilities.

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How Does it Work?

  1. Develop a Strategy- Create a plan on what facility information will be collected and maintained or what data is already being collected and how that can be integrated. Data can easily be integrated into the system from your existing work order management system.

  2. Build the Maps- The next step is to acquire building floor plan information. This can consist of importing CAD drawings (2D or 3D) or contracting a geospatial firm to provide data collection services to quickly ramp up and prepare the data.

  3. Train staff- Enable staff members and managers to interact with the software and begin gathering facility information.

  4. Implementation- Users begin gathering data and carrying out tasks by inputting that into the software via mobile devices or web browsers.

What Else can it Do?

  • search map for people by name or room name

  • provide routing information to visitors or delivery services- requires Indoor Positioning System (IPS)

  • maintain fire escape routes and emergency plans

  • monitor office space, vacancies, and room availability

  • manage work orders for inspecting or replacing fixtures and equipment

  • analyze foot traffic patterns for high occupancy areas

ArcGIS Indoors is a complete system for indoor mapping used to create a connected workplace. It provides a common operating picture for executives, workplace services personnel, and other employees and visitors to understand, manage, and use their workplace environment. For more information on how we can help you implement an indoor facility management strategy, contact us or call 877-377-8124.