Frequently asked questions

What is ArcGIS GeoPlanner?

GeoPlanner is an app for informed evidence- and performance-based planning and design. It's a collaborative set of tools that you can use simultaneously with others on plans and designs and share items including web maps, feature layers, and data exports.

Can I use my own data in GeoPlanner?

Yes. To use your own data in GeoPlanner, upload it to your ArcGIS organizational account, and share it with your project group, your company, or the public so others can discover it.

I like the suitability modeler (web-based weighted overlay) functionality. Can I use my own data with it?

Yes, you can use your own data when using the suitability modeler functionality. Weighted overlay services are based on raster layers, so you need to prepare your data first with ArcGIS Enterprise.

Learn more about using your data in weighted overlay

How do I use the scenarios and designs I created in GeoPlanner in other apps such as Esri Story Maps?

Exporting your data to a web map from GeoPlanner allows you to use your scenarios and designs in other apps. See the following tutorials for more information:

How do I create my own template?

You can create your own template using ArcGIS Pro or ArcGIS Desktop and your ArcGIS organizational account.

Can I change the symbology of a scenario layer?

Yes. You can modify the symbology for a scenario layer by clicking its settings button and choosing Design Types. You can modify the color, transparency, line width, pattern, and symbol (where applicable).

How do I import more data into a scenario?

The Import Scenario tool allows you to append data to your design layers. For example, if you have an design layer that has 500 features, you can use the Import Scenario tool to append more features into the design layer. You can also use Map Viewer to create multiple filtered layers from a single feature layer that has large amounts of data. To do this, add your layer to Map Viewer as a feature layer and use the Copy and Filter functions available in the layer’s context menu.

How can I create bookmarks in GeoPlanner?

To create a bookmark, click the Extent button Extent on the map and choose Add Bookmark in the properties window.