ArcGIS GeoPlanner is an app for informed, evidence– and performance–based planning and design. It provides a design framework and supporting technology for professionals to leverage geographic information, resulting in designs that more closely follow natural systems. GeoPlanner is a collaborative set of tools. You can work simultaneously with others on plans and designs or share items including web maps, feature layers, and data exports.
GeoPlanner supports a complete planning workflow from project creation to report generation. The workflow is implemented across segments in the app. Geodesign concepts including immediate feedback, collaborative decision making, and assessing site performance and conditions influence all parts of the workflow. The following sections provide an overview of working with the app.
You can start working in GeoPlanner by creating a project from a template. Templates and projects contain a web map and a scenario layer that have symbols and attributes used for drawing, painting, and computing key performance indicators. You can create custom templates to meet the needs of your industry. You can define a shared project area and invite other users to collaborate with you.
GeoPlanner allows you to discover shared GIS datasets in your ArcGIS organizational account and add them to your project. You can assess site suitability and conditions using weighted raster overlay, spatial analytics, GeoEnrichment, and layer classification. You can use assessments in dashboards to help understand how your designs interact with a site.
GeoPlanner allows you to sketch in multiple design scenarios. As you sketch, dashboards help you visualize suitability and probable impacts by comparing your designs to assessments. You can import features into a scenario to help you understand existing conditions. Scenarios are shared with everyone in a project, so your team has access to all designs.
GeoPlanner has comparison and evaluation tools to help you visualize your design's impact. You can compare scenarios side by side to see how alternative planning scenarios and their impacts differ. In this mode, you have access to dashboards, so you can understand qualitative and quantitative differences. The Key Performance Indicator (KPI) report allows you to view all indicators across one or more scenarios.
GeoPlanner allows you to share data and collaborate with your stakeholders. This helps you validate your design decisions with others. You can share data, projects, dashboards, web maps, and more. Nearly everything you create in GeoPlanner can be used across ArcGIS products.