Manage development data

The Development section of the data manager allows you to manage data related to developing parcels. You can configure the following:

  • Parcels
  • Space-use types
  • Building types

If you're using a template when creating an urban model (for example, the USA Default template), default space-use and building types are provided. You can edit, delete, or duplicate them individually. See Set up ArcGIS Urban to learn more about creating an urban model.

Add parcels

You can import parcels to an urban model from a feature layer that is stored in your ArcGIS Online organization.

Note:

To add new parcels, you must first delete the existing parcels in the parcel layer.

To add a parcel layer, complete the following steps:

  1. Open the data manager.
  2. Click System of records and click Parcels.
  3. Click Add.

    The portal item picker appears.

  4. Click the layer you want to use and click OK.

    The Field matching dialog box appears.

  5. Match the fields correctly and click OK.
Note:

The Custom ID field is optional and can be used for additional parcel identification. You can configure how the field is labeled in the app. See Configure a parcel label to learn more.

Manage space-use types

A space-use type describes the purpose of a space (typically a floor in a building or a surface on the ground)—for example, hotel, office, residential, or retail. It is used to assign various uses to floors and parts in a building (see the Manage building types section below) and to restrict allowed uses in zones (see the Manage zoning types and Manage land-use types sections in the Manage zoning topic). In addition, you can define metrics per space-use type—for example, area per job or water use per household—which you can use to analyze your plans.

Add space-use type data as a single item (manual input), from a spreadsheet, or from a feature table.

Note:
  • To use space-use types in building, zoning, or land-use types, you must include a join ID when adding types. If you do not provide a join ID, you cannot upload and join related data.
  • You can also add space-use types to a plan in ArcGIS Urban. When doing so, the space-use types exist at the plan level, not across the entire city. See Work with space-use types for details.

Add a single space-use type

To add a single space-use type, complete the following steps:

  1. Open the data manager.
  2. Click System of records and click Space use types.
  3. Click the Add button at the upper right.
  4. Select Single item.

    The New space use type dialog box appears.

  5. Complete the fields and click OK.

    The new space-use type is added to the Space use types table.

Add space-use types from a spreadsheet

To upload space-use types from a spreadsheet, they must be in a specific format. You can access the format through a template download. To download a space-use types template and upload data, complete the following steps:

  1. Open the data manager.
  2. Click System of records and click Space use types.
  3. Click the Add button at the upper right.
  4. Select From spreadsheet.

    The From spreadsheet dialog box appears.

  5. On the dialog box, click Download template.

    An Excel file is downloaded.

  6. Add the data to the template. Do not change any of the column headings.
  7. Save the file.
  8. In the data manager, click Choose file.
  9. Locate the file on your computer and upload it.

    Alternatively, drag the file onto the dialog box.

    The Field matching dialog box appears.

  10. Match the fields correctly and click OK.
Note:

The fields in the table are case sensitive.

Add space-use types from a feature table

To add space-use types from a hosted feature table, complete the following steps:

  1. Open the data manager.
  2. Click System of records and click Space use types.
  3. Click the Add button at the upper right.
  4. Select From feature table.

    The portal item picker appears.

  5. Click the space-use types data to select it and click OK.

    The Field matching dialog box appears.

  6. Match the fields correctly and click OK.

Manage building types

A building type is composed of one or more space-use types that define the mix of uses in a building. A building type is used as a template to build out buildings respecting the zoning code restrictions. The zoning code restrictions are represented through zoning types or land-use types.

To add building type data, input the data manually as a single item, upload a spreadsheet from your computer, or import the data from a hosted feature table.

Caution:

  • Ensure that the building parts refer to the Join ID field values of the space-use types.
  • The fields in the spreadsheet template are case sensitive. For example, if you type Parcel in the FootprintShape column, the building footprint of the respective building type adapts to the parcel shape. However, if you type parcel (lowercase), the data manager import does not interpret it as the keyword for adjusting the building footprint according to the parcels shape. The same applies to the keywords Auto and Rectangle.

Note:
You can also add building types to a plan in ArcGIS Urban. When doing so, the building types exist only in the plan, not across the entire city. See Develop a parcel for details.

Add building types

To add building types, add space-use types first. Then complete the following steps:

  1. Open the data manager.
  2. Click System of records and click Building types.
  3. Click Add and choose from the following options:
    • Single item—Add a single building type.
    • From spreadsheet—Import multiple types from a spreadsheet.
    • From feature table—Import multiple types from a hosted feature table.

    See the Manage space-use types section above to learn more about these options.

Caution:

Ensure that the building parts refer to the join ID of your space-use types when adding building types from a spreadsheet or feature table.