Add and configure layers

The layer data that the Layers tab in the data manager references is data that you can import from hosted feature layers. You can configure the following layer types on the Layers tab:

  • Zoning
  • Land use
  • Overlays
  • Parcels
  • Metric values
You can only configure zoning and land-use layer types after the related zoning types and land-use types have been configured. The overlays layer and the parcels layer do not depend on other data. You can only configure the metric values layer after metrics have been configured. See Manage metrics to learn how to configure metrics. All layers are added from a hosted feature layer that must be added to your ArcGIS Online organization.

Note:
When importing layers, a Custom ID field is available. This field is optional, and you can use it for additional identification. In comparison to the Join ID field, which is used for joining data in the data manager, the Custom ID field is not needed in the data manager.

Add a zoning layer

The zoning layer defines the city's zoning boundaries. Add zoning types first. Then complete the following steps to add a zoning layer:

  1. In ArcGIS Urban, click the Manage button Settings button at the upper right to open the data manager.
  2. Click Layers and click Zoning.
  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.

    The zoning layer appears as a single layer in the data manager.

    Caution:

    Ensure that the zoning boundaries refer to the join ID of your zoning types.

    Note:

    You can only have one zoning layer. You must delete all zones before adding a new one.

Add a land-use layer

The land-use layer defines the city's land-use boundaries. Add land-use types first. Then complete the following steps to add a land-use layer:

  1. In ArcGIS Urban, click the Manage button Settings button at the upper right to open the data manager.
  2. Click Layers and click Land use.
  3. Choose Existing land use or Future land use and click Add in the corresponding row.

    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.

    The land-use layer appears as a single layer in the data manager.

    Caution:

    Make sure that the land-use boundaries refer to the join ID of the land-use types.

    Note:

    You can only have one existing land-use layer and one future land-use layer. Before adding a new layer, you must delete the existing one.

Add an overlay layer

An overlay allows you to overwrite one or multiple parameters of a zoning type. Before you can add the overlay boundaries, you must configure the overlay parameters. Multiple overlay layers can be added. You can import overlay boundaries from a hosted feature layer in your ArcGIS Online organization and link them to any of the defined overlays.

To add an overlay, complete the following steps:

  1. Open the data manager.
  2. Click Layers and click Overlays.
  3. Click Configure.
  4. Click Add overlay.
  5. Click the newly added Untitled bar, provide a name, and configure the overlay parameters.
    • Optionally, click Add overlay to add more overlays.
    • Click OK once you are finished with the overlay parameter definition.

    Previously defined overlays are listed.

  6. For each overlay, click Add to add overlay boundaries.

    The portal item picker appears.

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

    The Field matching dialog box appears.

  8. Match the fields correctly and click OK.

    The boundaries are imported and attached to the corresponding overlay.

  9. Click OK to close the dialog box.

    The Count column of the corresponding Overlay table entry shows the number of boundaries that were imported.

Add a parcel layer

You can add parcels from a feature layer in your ArcGIS Online organization. You can only add one parcel layer. To add a new parcel layer, you must delete the existing one first.

To add a parcel layer, complete the following steps:

  1. Open the data manager.
  2. Click Layers 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.

Add a metric values layer

The metric values layer stores the values of the existing metric data. Existing metric data represents the current state before any planning activity occurs. Configure metrics first. See Manage metrics to learn how to configure metrics. Then complete the following steps to to import existing metric data from a hosted feature layer:

  1. Open the data manager.
  2. Click Layers and click Metric values.
  3. Proceed with step 2 in Import existing metric data.