Esri Acquires and Announces ArcGIS Indoors Release

Indoor Positioning Technology Will Be Integrated into New Mapping

REDLANDS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;#ArcGISlt;/agt;–Esri,
the global leader in location intelligence, today announced the
acquisition of
GmbH, a world-leading provider of Indoor Positioning System (IPS)
technology and Esri partner. The software will become part of
Esri’s ArcGIS Indoors, a new mapping product that enables interactive
indoor mapping of corporate facilities, retail and commercial locations,
airports, hospitals, event venues, universities, and more. The
acquisition will also provide users of Esri’s ArcGIS platform with
imbedded IPS location services to support indoor mapping and analysis.
The headquarters will also serve as a new Esri R&D center based
in Vienna, Austria, focused on cutting-edge IPS capability.

The capability to accurately map, manage, navigate, and plan indoor
spaces is a rapidly emerging market that promises to decrease costs,
increase safety, and provide users of indoor spaces with a better
workplace experience. ArcGIS Indoors does this by providing floor-aware
3D maps and focused apps to support a variety of workplace and facility
users, including owner/operators, maintenance and service personnel,
security staff, employees, and visitors.

“ is a leading provider of IPS software and services, working
with organizations across the globe such as international hub airports,
major rail stations, and corporate headquarters, and I am excited to
welcome the company to the Esri family,” said Brian Cross, Esri director
of professional services. “’ technology, experience, and
leadership in the IPS field will be of tremendous benefit to our
customers who want to bring the power of GIS to indoor spaces.”

The new Vienna-based Esri R&D center will also provide support for IPS
within ArcGIS Indoors and across the ArcGIS line of products. Existing customers will now have access to ArcGIS, adding the most
powerful GIS software to their indoor mapping uses.

“Becoming an integral part of Esri’s product catalog allows us to
continue the provision of our services at the highest professional
level,” said Bernd Gruber, founder of “It also fosters new and
exciting future developments, as well as securing our leading-edge

“We have seen the IPS market skyrocketing over the last few years,” said
Rainer Wolfsberger, CEO of, “and our enterprise customers
showed a high demand for deep integration of IPS technology to release
the benefits of such a solution at all levels of their organization.”

The initial release of ArcGIS Indoors will include the acquired
IPS capability to enable ArcGIS Indoors mobile apps to work with
iBeacon-based IPS systems, which provides “blue dot” accuracy on mobile
devices. ArcGIS Indoors supports other IPS formats such as Apple’s
indoor position service, and will add support for other IPS providers in
coming releases. For more information about ArcGIS Indoors, visit

About Esri

Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS)
software, location intelligence, and mapping, offers the most powerful
geospatial cloud available. Since 1969, Esri has helped customers unlock
the full potential of data to improve operational and business results.
Today, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations
including the world’s largest cities, most national governments, 75
percent of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and
universities. With its pioneering commitment to geospatial information
technology, Esri engineers the most advanced solutions for digital
transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics.
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About is a specialist in indoor location-based services. Founded in
2010, counts 20 specialists focusing on developing, optimizing,
and distributing indoor localization for mobile devices. The company is
based in Austria, has a developer’s hub in Vienna, Austria, and has an
international branch in San Francisco, California. For more information
about, please visit


Jo Ann Pruchniewski
Public Relations, Esri
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