ArcGIS Urban has three user interfaces (UIs): the overview, the plan editing experience, and the project editing experience.
The overview is a complete view of all plans, projects, and indicators in a city. The overview UI contains the following key elements:
- The view—A 3D model of a city with plans, projects, and feedback from citizens represented by multicolored pins.
- The search panel—An interactive side panel with search and filter functionality with a full list of plans, projects, and indicators. The side panel provides details about a selected item when clicked.
The overview is the starting point in ArcGIS Urban; it’s the first thing you see when you start the app. Depending on your permissions, the overview can either be read-only or the starting point for creating and editing plans, projects, and indicators. As an administrator, you can configure Urban using the data manager in the overview.
The following screen images show the overview UI (with and without editing permissions):
Plan editing experience
To edit a plan, select it and click the Open button on the detail card. Only users with the appropriate permissions can use the Plan editor. A user who has not signed in and is viewing public content in ArcGIS Urban cannot access the editing experience.
While editing a plan, the UI is divided into the following modes, which are displayed to the right of the header:
- Zoning or land use—Edit and configure zoning or land use boundaries, depending on the type of plan you're editing.
- Development—Edit parcel geometries, generate plausible future buildings, manage space use types, and work with the Allocate tool.
- Capacity—View capacity metrics for the scenario study area or for a selection of parcels.
The image above shows the plan editing experience UI items, which are described as follows:
Open and close the layer side panel.
Switch between and configure design scenarios.
Open the side panel to work on zoning plans or use the drop-down arrow to manage overlays. In a land use plan, the option is Land Use.
Open the side panel to develop parcels, manage space use types, and work with the Allocate tool.
Open the side panel to review and edit capacity metrics.
Close the Plan editor and go to the overview.
Sign in or out and switch accounts.
Expand and collapse the side panel.
The tools change based on the active mode.
Use tools to adjust, navigate, and analyze the view.
Switch between basemap views.
Switch layers on or off.
Switch layers on or off. This list is only available if you've added context to your plan.
The View toolbar is at the lower right when editing plans and in the overview.
Project editing experience
To edit a project, select it and click the Open button on the detail card. Only users with the appropriate permissions can use the Project editor. A user who has not signed in and is viewing public content in ArcGIS Urban cannot access the editing experience.
While editing a project, the UI is composed of a toolbar at the bottom of the view with the following items:
Remove what is currently within the project boundary.
Visualize the ground. Choose from water, concrete, or grass.
Draw buildings by defining height and drawing a footprint.
Choose from a variety of trees to place in your project.
Choose from a variety of vehicles to place in your project.
Choose from a variety of objects to place in your project (for example, street lights and benches).
Undo your changes.
Redo your changes.
Delete ground, buildings, trees, vehicles, and street furniture objects from the view.
The view toolbar is available at the right of the view.