Manage types

In the Types section in the data manager, you can configure the following types:

  • Space-use types
  • Zoning types
  • Land-use types
  • Building types
  • Project status types
  • Feedback categories

In most cases, you must configure the Types items before you can configure layer data. If you're using a template when creating your urban model (for example, the USA Default template), default types are provided for every category. You can edit, delete, or duplicate them individually. See Set up ArcGIS Urban to learn more about creating an urban model.

Note:
Some types include a Join ID field. This field is used to join types with other data uploaded through the data manager, for example, to join zoning types with zoning boundaries. If you do not provide a Join ID value, you cannot upload and join related data.

Space-use types

A space-use type describes the purpose of a space (typically a floor in a building) (for example, hotel, office, residential, or retail). It is used to assign different uses to floors and parts in a building (see the Building types section below) and to restrict allowed uses in zones (see the Zoning types and Land use types sections below). 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:

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 Types 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 that format through a template download. To download a space-use types template and upload your data, complete the following steps:

  1. Open the data manager.
  2. Click Types 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. Open the data manager and 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. Complete the field matching 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 Types 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. Complete the field matching and click OK.

Zoning types

A zoning type describes a certain combination of zoning code restrictions such as maximum buildable height, maximum parcel coverage, or allowed space uses. Zoning types don't have a geometry. They are referenced by zoning polygons that define the geographical extent of zoning code restrictions. You must make space-use types available before you configure zoning types. You must configure zoning types before you configure the zoning layer (boundaries). See Add and configure layers to learn more about configuring zoning boundaries.

To add zoning 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 or feature layer symbology. To add zoning types as single items or to upload zoning types from a spreadsheet or a hosted feature table, follow the steps in the corresponding Add space-use types sections above. To add zoning types from feature layer symbology, follow the steps below.

Note:

You can also add zoning types to a plan in ArcGIS Urban. When doing so, the zoning type exists at the plan level, not across the entire city. See Work with zoning and land-use types for details.

Add zoning types from a feature layer symbology

If you have a zoning feature layer with a defined symbology for each zoning type, you can import the types with their corresponding symbology directly from there.

  1. Open the data manager.
  2. Click Types and click Zoning types.
  3. Click the Add button at the upper right.
  4. Select From feature layer symbology.

    The portal item picker appears.

  5. Search for and click the zoning layer from which you want to import the zoning types and their corresponding symbology, and click OK.
Note:

When adding zoning types from a feature layer symbology, only the color, label, description, and join ID are imported. You must set other parameters manually by clicking the options button Options button.

Land-use types

Similar to zoning types, a land-use type describes a certain combination of zoning code restrictions such as maximum building height, maximum parcel coverage, or allowed space uses. Land-use types don't have a geometry. They are referenced by land-use polygons that define the geographical extent of land-use restrictions. You must make space-use types available first. You must configure land-use types before you can configure the land-use layer (boundaries). See Add and configure layers to learn more about configuring land-use boundaries.

To add land-use types, input the data manually as a single item, upload a spreadsheet from your computer, or import the data from a hosted feature table or from a feature layer symbology. To add land-use types as single items or to upload land-use types from a spreadsheet or a hosted feature table, follow the steps in the corresponding Add space-use types sections above. To add land-use types from a feature layer symbology, follow the steps in the Add zoning types from a feature layer symbology section above.

Note:

You can also add land-use types to a plan in ArcGIS Urban. When doing so, the land-use types exist at the plan level, not across the entire city. See Work with zoning and land-use types for details.

Building types

A building type is composed of one or many space-use types that define the mix of uses in a building. A building type is used as a template to build out plausible buildings while respecting the zoning code. The zoning code is 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. To upload building types from a spreadsheet or a hosted feature table, follow the steps in the corresponding Add space-use types sections above.

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 for 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 at the plan level, not across the entire city. See Develop a parcel for details.

Project status types

You can use a project status type to describe the current stage of an urban development project, for example, under review. When you filter projects by their project status type, they are visualized in the scene according to their icon and color defined by the status type. You can only assign a status to projects that are in the public content of your urban model. When assigning a status, select from the drop-down list of the status types configured in the data manager. To configure the status by adding a name, icon, and description, complete the following steps:

  1. Open the data manager.
  2. Click Types and click Project status types.
  3. Click the Configure button at the upper right of the Project status types table.

    A dialog box appears.

  4. Click the + Add status button.
  5. Click the New status bar and provide the name, icon, and description of the status.
    • Optionally, click + Add status again to add more status types.
    • Click OK to return to the list of status types.

    The status type is updated in the Project status types table.

To delete a status type, click the Configure button to open the dialog box, and click the delete button next to the status name.

Feedback categories

You can use a feedback category to provide additional context to a public feedback comment or to an internal discussion comment. Comments are visualized in the scene according to their icon defined in the category. To learn more about public feedback and internal discussions, see Allow feedback and discussion. Public feedback is available for public plans and projects in the overview and must be enabled in the data manager as well as in the related plan or project. Internal discussions are available for design plans and projects in the editing experience. To configure feedback categories by adding a name, icon, and description, complete the following steps:

  1. Open the data manager.
  2. Click Types and click Feedback categories.
  3. Click the Configure button at the upper right of the Feedback categories table.

    A dialog box appears.

  4. Click the + Add category button.
  5. Click the New category bar and provide the name, icon, and description of the category.
    • Optionally, click + Add category again to add more feedback categories.
    • Click OK to return to the list of feedback categories.

    The feedback category is updated in the Feedback categories table.

To delete a feedback category, click the Configure button to open the dialog box, and click the delete button next to the category name.