Manage general settings

The Settings section is the first tab in the data manager. You can configure the following in this section:

  • City name
  • City logo
  • Default view
  • Existing buildings layer (for schematic and imagery visualization)
  • Existing trees layer
  • Custom base layers
  • Custom basemaps (for schematic and imagery visualization)
  • Custom elevation layer
  • Public engagement through Hub annotations layer
  • Street view
  • Initial visualization
  • Display configuration

To get to the Settings tab of the data manager, click the Manage button Settings button in the upper right of the header in the overview.

Note:
You must be signed in to see the Manage button Settings button.

Configure general settings

In the General section, you can configure the name of the city, a URL pointing to a city logo, and the default view. The default view represents the initial map view when opening an urban model. You can also switch to the default view by clicking the city name or logo in the overview. To configure the default view, complete the following steps:

  1. In the overview, browse to a view.
  2. Click the Settings tab of the data manager.
  3. In the Default view section, click the Set current button.

Configure 3D base layers

Complete the following steps for each 3D base layer you want to configure:

  1. Click the Select Item button Edit button of the 3D base layer you want to configure.

    The portal item picker appears.

  2. Click the layer you want to use to select it and click OK.

    The layer is added to the 3D Base Layers section.

To learn more about 3D base layers, see Use 3D base layers.

Caution:
To make sure that masking works as expected, the following is recommended for existing buildings and trees:
  • For existing buildings (schematic)—A 3D object scene layer with a companion feature layer published from ArcGIS Pro. The layer is not published from a scene layer package.
  • For existing buildings (imagery)—An integrated mesh scene layer.
  • For existing trees—A point scene layer with a companion feature layer published from ArcGIS Pro. The layer is not published from a scene layer package.

Note:
  • You don't need to configure a layer for every item.
  • You can still use ArcGIS Urban if no 3D base layer is configured.
  • If you do not configure custom basemaps, standard maps from ArcGIS Online are used.
  • If you do not configure a custom elevation layer, the World Elevation Terrain service is used.

Configure feedback

The ArcGIS Hub annotations layer used for feedback on plans and projects can be enabled or disabled in the Public Engagement section of the General tab. To activate it, complete the following steps:

  1. Click the Manage button Settings button at the right of the header in the overview.
  2. On the Settings tab, browse to the Public Engagement section.
  3. Click Enabled or Disabled.

    • If Enabled is selected, you can enable or disable the Public Engagement option for each plan or project individually.
    • If Disabled is selected, no feedback can be submitted for plans and projects.

To learn more about providing feedback, see Public feedback.

Configure street view

In the Image Provider section, you can enable or disable the street view mode for an urban model. See Use street view to learn how to use it.

Mapillary

Turn on the Mapillary toggle button if you have an API key configured to use street view images provided by Mapillary. Once you have an API key, you can add it in the corresponding field.

If you provided imagery to Mapillary, you can also filter the images by organization key.

Learn more about obtaining a Mapillary API key and adding imagery to Mapillary.

Configure initial visualization

In the Initial Visualization section, you can configure whether the schematic existing buildings or the imagery existing buildings are displayed by default when ArcGIS Urban starts.

  1. Click the Manage button Settings button at the right of the header in the overview.
  2. On the Settings tab, browse to the Initial Visualization section.
  3. Choose Schematic or Imagery as the default visualization for the existing buildings.

    • Schematic is selected by default.
    • Click Imagery for the imagery existing buildings layer to be displayed by default.

Configure a parcel label

You can configure a CustomID label for parcels. This label is displayed in the parcel explorer in the overview as well as in the parcel inspector in the plan editor rather than the CustomID string.

  1. Click the Manage button Settings button at the right of the header in the overview.
  2. On the Settings tab, browse to the Display configuration section.
  3. Type a string value in the Parcels CustomID label text box.