Work with indicators

In ArcGIS Urban, you can analyze data in conjunction with the plans and projects of a city. To accomplish this, add custom indicator data to the overview.

In addition to custom indicators, the USA Default template includes predefined ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World indicators for cities located in the United States. See the Get Started section to learn more about ArcGIS Living Atlas indicators and about setting up ArcGIS Urban with the USA Default template.

Add and configure a custom indicator

A custom indicator can consist of a name, a description, a start and end date, an external layer (a scene layer or a web scene), and a dashboard. To configure an external layer with appropriate styling, to create a dashboard, and to add this information to the custom indicator, complete the following steps:

Note:

In this section, a web scene is considered a collection of multiple external layers. However, you can also add an individual scene layer, such as a point cloud.

  1. Start ArcGIS Urban and sign in.
  2. Click the Add button Add in the upper right of the header in the overview.

    The drop-down list expands.

  3. Select Indicator.

    The Indicator Settings dialog box appears.

  4. On the General tab provide a name, a description, and a start and end date.
  5. Click the Sources tab.
    • If you have published a web scene and a dashboard that can be used for an indicator, click Select item Edit to select them using the portal item picker. Once configured, click OK in the lower right corner of the Sources tab. The custom indicator is listed in the side panel in the overview. Once the indicator is clicked, it appears in the view.
    • If you have not published a web scene and dashboard, continue with the steps below.
  6. Create a web scene in your ArcGIS Online organization.
  7. Open the web scene in Scene Viewer and add the feature layer.
  8. Click the web scene in the layer list and select an attribute to view.

    The smart mapping interface appears where you can select the style of the layer visualization.

  9. Save the web scene.
  10. Start ArcGIS Urban and select the saved web scene in the external layers section of the Indicator Settings dialog box.

Create and add a dashboard

To create and add an ArcGIS Dashboards, complete the following steps:

  1. Sign in to ArcGIS Online.
  2. Create a dashboard using Dashboards.
  3. Start ArcGIS Urban and select the custom indicator from the side panel list.
  4. Open the Indicator Settings dialog box and click the Sources tab.
  5. In the Operations Dashboard section, click Select Item Edit.

    The portal item picker appears.

  6. Select the new dashboard and click OK.
  7. Click OK to close the Indicator Settings dialog box.

Configure layers to display with a custom indicator

To define which of the layers are visible with the custom indicator, follow these steps:

  1. Start ArcGIS Urban and select the custom indicator from the side panel list.

    The Indicator details card appears.

  2. Click the Settings button Settings.
  3. On the Indicator Settings dialog box, click the Options tab.
  4. Check all the layers that you want to display with the custom indicator.
  5. Uncheck all the layers that you do not want to display with the custom indicator.
  6. Optionally, for existing and future buildings, make the layers transparent when they are visible with the custom indicator.
  7. Click OK to close the Indicator Settings dialog box.