00:01I want to welcome you to GeoDesign Editing Tools, Processes, and Workflows.
00:06My name's Eric Wittner. I'm…and there's quite an echo.
00:12Is that better? The same.
00:17I'm…was a product engineer on the 3D team, but I'm now a solutions engineer with Professional Services…
00:22…working on the GeoDesign team.
00:24I'm here with Matthew Baker who's a product engineer on the editing team.
00:27And we want to show you some of the tools available for doing GeoDesign in both 2D and 3D.
00:42It's not letting me get near my computer.
00:51So what I want to do is start by telling you a little story of GeoDesign in 3D.
00:59What we're looking at here is the city of Philadelphia.
01:04This is the area around what's called Logan Circle.
01:09And the City of Philadelphia has decided that this area is underutilized.
01:14They think that it could have more economic potential than exists right now, and they want to do some redevelopment.
01:23One of their first concerns though is that they don't violate their height limits for buildings as they do constructions.
01:30So here we're looking at this kind of classic skyline looking back at Philly, the same one that was in the Rocky movie.
01:43And here we're tilting up and we can see kind of the fan of that view in 3D.
01:50And this is…they don't want to violate this because they don't want to change that skyline.
02:09So here's our study area right here in the center.
02:12This is the area right around Logan Circle.
02:15This is the area that they've identified that they think is underutilized.
02:21So, there's some existing commercial in this area.
02:25There's some residential, but it's all generally low-density residential.
02:31The commercial you can see is in red.
02:33The residential is in orange.
02:34There's some parks in green, some institutional in purple.
02:38Overlaid on top of that we see parcel availability.
02:43So the dark yellow ones are actually abandoned parcels.
02:46The beige ones that are extruded up, those are parcels that the city has identified as underutilized.
02:52There is also one tiny light rail system coming in here on the bottom left.
02:56You can see a blue line.
02:59So what we want to do is take those and combine those together into a suitability layer…
03:04…to figure out where we have redevelopment potential.
03:07So this area here on the bottom left you can see because it's close to that light rail system.
03:11We have one tiny sliver of high redevelopment potential in that blue, some moderate, some green, some yellow.
03:20And we realize that really there's not enough redevelopment potential without actually making some changes.
03:27So what we're going to do is go in and sketch a light rail system in and then run a model to reassess the area…
03:37…as if we built that light rail system and provided more accessibility to this area.
03:42So here's the model on the bottom right. This is ModelBuilder running in stage…thank you.
03:50And we can see we have much more suitability potential.
03:54We can graph that to see, quantify exactly how many acres of redevelopment potential we have.
04:00But we decided that that's insufficient.
04:03What we didn't capture is this whole north end so we're going to resketch in a new transportation network…
04:10…rerun this model, this redevelopment potential model, right, and we'll see the top here change and change pretty drastically.
04:25So now we've created accessibility in that area.
04:27So we have much more redevelopment potential on the north side.
04:31So this is kind of the general configuration we've decided to go for, for our redevelopment area.
04:39Now we want to do is actually go in and start sketching some simple massing models…
04:45…of buildings we want to actually add to this development.
04:48So we have a template here on the bottom right, and that template controls buildings of different heights.
04:53So we sketch in and this is kind of the general form of the development we want to do.
04:58And what we can do is we can take that surface we made earlier from that critical view…
05:03…and make sure that none of our new proposed buildings violate that surface.
05:06So we look underneath. Nothing's poking through the top.
05:10We know that we're okay in doing that kind of development.
05:15So the next question we have is do we want to do an elevated or do we want to do a subway transportation system.
05:23So here we've just tilted underground.
05:24We're looking back up at soils and you can see we've taken that line, we've applied some parametrics to it to smooth it…
05:32…and now we're intersecting that line with our soils information to get a summary of what we would have to remove…
05:40…in order to create this subway.
05:42We can actually kind of fly down the tunnel, see the soils in 3D around the edges, can do an inspection.
05:49But we decide, you know what, given the amount of sand in the soil, it's just going to be too complex and too expensive…
05:55…to actually build a subway, so we're going to go with an elevated system that has stations and stops, that connect across multiple stories.
06:05So here we have another…that's another simple little model that takes those building masses we have…
06:12…and it splits them into floors and suites.
06:17So these are theoretical spaces inside the buildings that we can then use to do analysis on.
06:24So we're actually going to do analysis where the impact of things we place outside the buildings…
06:29…changes suitability inside the buildings.
06:34What this model also did is brought in the context so it compared the models that we sketched, found the buildings that…
06:40…the preexisting buildings that were there and brought them in.
06:43Here we're adding stations and stops in 3D along this line; so you can see the stations are the cylinders…
06:53…the stops are these little spheres.
06:56And we're going to do suitability analysis, and what we're going to do is say…
06:59…the spaces that are closest in the buildings to these stations or stops…
07:03…have more potential for economic development, for retail development.
07:10So we run a little model and we see these areas colored dark red to a beige where the darker red has more potential.
07:18So here again a station, we add in a stop next to that building.
07:23We run that analysis.
07:28It runs, and we see instantly, bam, we've got more potential in those spaces.
07:33So now we're actually going to carve down in 3D through that building, start editing…
07:38…and we're going to define a retail space on this first floor here.
07:43And we do that for a whole series of buildings across the area.
07:47So now we have a series of retail that exists in existing buildings, and we have retail in new buildings.
07:53And that's going to be one of the components we're going to use to site residential later on.
07:58Our next concern though is we want to assess every single one of these spaces based on the quality of view they have.
08:06So we have several spots here that are critical for basically line-of-sight view.
08:12We have the archdiocese, actually the Franklin Circle itself, the institute, and these two parks.
08:21And we want to make sure that the spaces can see those…
08:24…and the spaces that have more views are more suitable for residential development.
08:29So we're doing a view impact assessment into the spaces of buildings.
08:34And this is that result.
08:35It's this spider diagram, reaches back out to every single space, and you get dark green areas with high, a large number of views…
08:45…and these beige areas which actually have no views.
08:48And in the back in this corner here we have this little divorced kind of four-story building that's got no views.
08:54We want to make sure that every building has views.
08:56So what we're going to do is we're going to start editing, go in, select that building, and actually delete it…
09:05…and then replace it with a taller building.
09:08So we select that 10-story template that we had, same footprint we're going to use, just sketch on top of it, save the edits…
09:17…and then rerun that line-of-sight assessment.
09:26So here's this…first thing we did is reran the data management model that split them into those floors…
09:31…and the suites at the corners and the sides and the center, rerun the line-of-sight model.
09:38And then we see now we've got an area on the top.
09:40That actually has views back to our critical spaces.
09:44Now we're going to combine walking proximity to retail spaces with views to get residential suitability…
09:52…and go into a building and start carving out all the rest of the spaces inside this building…
09:58…so actually making a 3D space bubble diagram, so to speak, of the spaces inside this building.
10:06So the first floor, we're going to…because it's close to a station stop, we're going to put retail on the first floor.
10:12Second floor where we have connectivity to that station, we're going to put another retail space next to it on the opposite side.
10:21It's not very good for residential, it doesn't have any views.
10:23We're going to set that aside for office space.
10:27Maybe we have an off-site parking requirement, so on the third floor we sketch in some elevated parking.
10:36And then as we go up we can see we've got in this area, because we're close to retail and we've got good views…
10:44…we've got good residential potential on the side, so we're going to set aside this floor as a residential space.
10:51And then, you know, quickly and easily we can duplicate what we draw multiple times…
10:57…so we're just going to duplicate it up to a six-story building.
11:00And we can do that for a variety of buildings in this whole development, so just sketch them in.
11:07So now we've got these simple forms of the interiors and the uses of those buildings, not just their exterior shells.
11:14We can also grab the exterior shell.
11:16This is the simple block, massing block that we had before, export it out into 3D format, bring it into whatever software you want.
11:26In this case, we brought it into SketchUp, enhance it, select it, and then replace so that you get a kind of a better-looking 3D building.
11:40And since all these buildings are, you know, the interiors of these buildings are sketched in GIS, right…
11:46…you can do a summary at the end and see based on your design on your program…
11:51…how many square feet of the different types of interior land uses you've developed…
11:57…and then use that in assessment to see whether you've met the requirements for your program…
12:02…and then since they're GIS features, compare against them to make sure that the design is solid.
12:09So again what I wanted to kind of highlight here was sketching.
12:13Sketching is not just 2D but you can also sketch in 3D now.
12:18You can assess while you sketch, so I drew a route for a light rail system, I did an assessment, I didn't like it, I drew again…
12:27…I did another assessment.
12:28You can keep doing that until you find the result you're looking for.
12:34You can use…You can reach inside spaces from features outside of spaces.
12:43So I did an assessment of interior space based on walking from outside of buildings.
12:48Again, I did assessment of interior spaces based on how many features they could see outside the building, so viewshed.
12:56And then you can actually do this creation of kind of interior form by editing in 3D.
13:02And these are all kind of new things that happened at 10.0 and they're actually just getting better at 10.1…
13:08…the editing tools are better at 10.1.
13:13Do you mind if I just ask if there are any questions now?
13:16Go for it. Are there any questions?
13:20No. I'll hand it over to Matt.
13:36Hi everybody. Good morning. Okay.
13:40Why not start off with a big diagram?
13:43So if you're talking about GeoDesign, and we've been talking about GeoDesign now for a couple years…
13:47…and we heard about GeoDesign maybe a couple years ago at the User Conference.
13:50Really what we're working on right now is how to apply GeoDesign and all of our tools to this diagram right here.
13:56So this is the Steinitz Model of Landscape Change.
13:59You might have seen a few different permutations of this diagram.
14:02And really it's kind of set the workflow for how we're going to work with GeoDesign.
14:07And there's a session here on Sunday that Carl did where he talked about this…
14:09…and he's talked about it at the GeoDesign Summit a few times.
14:13And how do we gear all of our tools and our workflows towards this landscape change model?
14:19And so for me right now, I'm working on the editing team.
14:23I don't really have a city to develop, but I'm trying to get all these tools in order…
14:26…so that we can kind of plug them in at the various levels of this diagram.
14:30And so having been through a couple urban planning conferences…
14:34…I started talking to a lady who works for the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, and she was really big on parks.
14:41You know, where are there parks and where are the places that are underserved for parks in Atlanta, in the United States, wherever.
14:49And so I thought, okay, well, let's take a look at what that might look at in Redlands.
14:53And so I got all the parks for Redlands and I kind of gathered all the data from Redlands and, you know…
15:00…started to make a very simple map and said, well, here's all the parks and if we took our simple buffer tool, it's a one-mile buffer…
15:06…looks like Redlands has got some pretty, you know, pretty good access to parks.
15:13But then I know that the buffer tool is only doing a straight line.
15:16It doesn't care about the roads. It doesn't care about anything like that.
15:18So I thought, well, why don't I do a little bit more analysis to try to figure out if there is really an access problem.
15:25And so if you plug all those parks into a surface that describes, you know, can I walk here, can I walk there, can I walk there…
15:32…and that surface is built on the road network, and you'll end up with a much different picture of where there's actually parks.
15:38So again, this is a simple example that I've come up with, but it could be anything, right?
15:42The model for landscape change says, well we start off with…huh?
15:47Yes? Just want to flip back to that view of the parks.
15:50So the difference, the orange, the orange outside and the purple is the diff-…those are both the one-mile walking times.
16:00Walking time? Who said at last year, the Plenary Session, that it's ridiculous to measure walking speed or something like that.
16:06Everybody has a different stride.
16:07That's it. So this thing, if you look at the legend on the left-hand side here, what I've got is the buffer for one mile…
16:13…and I've also got this kind of walkability surface.
16:15You've got 500 feet from a park, quarter mile, half mile, one mile, over a mile is in red.
16:21So to me, I know what a quarter mile is, how I can walk it.
16:25Is that walkable to me? Yes.
16:27Is it walkable to someone else? Maybe not.
16:29But this is sort of again just an analysis that I've come up with just to see if there is a problem.
16:36So we gathered some data.
16:37We've analyzed and figured out that, yes, there is a problem.
16:40So what do we do?
16:42Well, we can do some suitability analysis, right?
16:45So I can go in and I can say, well I have, you know, this, this, this, and this, and let's go over to ArcGIS, the Resource Center, right now.
16:55There's a blog section under the desktop blogs, and I've published a blog here called Measuring Access to Parks.
17:02And you can find this online right now.
17:04And this goes through, you know, here's the one-mile buffer, here's the road network.
17:08Let's strip out all the highways and make a walkable road network and let's measure the distance from all the roads…
17:14…and then let's go in and use some of the tools and create a surface that describes, you know, how to walk along those roads.
17:20Let's take the parks, let's match them up to the parcels that they sit on top of.
17:24Let's break the parcels out into points so that I can feed them into this road network.
17:28And then I actually get back something that makes a lot more sense than a straight-line buffer.
17:32And so when I put those all together, I end up pointing out certain places that, yeah, there's a big…there's a hole here.
17:38If it's parks, if it's grocery stores, or whatever it might be, we use our GIS tools as we have for a number of years…
17:44…to figure out this problem.
17:46But now we're inserting it into this model for landscape change and really we're doing GeoDesign…
17:50…because I'm going to design where to put a new park based on the answer to this question.
17:56And so you can also create graphs and so on and so forth.
17:58So the next step then is to actually use some suitability analysis to figure out where there might be a new place…
18:05…a good new place for a new park.
18:07So the second post that went out, maybe just a week and a half ago, describes, okay, if I take all this data from the City of Redlands…
18:14…and here's sort of this table describing all of my criteria, my very simple criteria…
18:19…where then would be a park, a suitable location for a park?
18:23So there's a little diagram here just to describe, you know, what my methodology is.
18:28I want to find the good areas. I want to find the bad areas based on schools, bike lanes, trails.
18:33My bad areas are based on existing parks because I don't want to put a park where there is one already…
18:38…and where there are roads that I can walk on or not walk on or at least where I don't want to put a park near a highway and so forth.
18:45I erase the bad from the good and then I end up with a suitable area.
18:48Talk about how to use ModelBuilder a little bit.
18:50Here's the model that I actually used.
18:52Here's a little note about taking that model that I came up with to measure park access.
18:58Well, why can't I use that in another model to figure out a distance along the road network rather than just doing the straight buffers?
19:05So there's a little section in there about embedding a model into another model and just plugging in your inputs and getting your outputs.
19:11And that works pretty good because now I get this little results here.
19:16Here's a little block, here's a little block.
19:17I've got vacant parcels from the city so I know that I can actually do something on those.
19:21And if I go back to my ArcMap document here real quick, what we're going to do is…
19:24…just zoom in and see exactly what this kind of looks like.
19:27So my existing parks are in green and then I'm going to zoom in a little bit further and turn on the…
19:33…let's see, let's turn on these new park parcels, my suitable park locations.
19:37And so there's this spot right here - I've turned my basemap off but I don't want to do that. Okay, so that spot over here.
19:45And then later on we're actually going to jump into an editing session.
19:50There's an editing tips and tricks session I'm going to do later on where we do a little sketching of this park right here…
19:55…and we can certainly do that right now because the next blog post I'm going to put out, well actually, before I start sketching…
20:01…how do I know that this is the place where anybody wants a park at all?
20:04Alright, so we then want to figure out where, let's see, let's put all that into a web application, okay?
20:12So I've made a little Flex application here to publish that walkability surface, the existing parks…
20:18…and I've taken all those suitable park locations and I've just broken them down into little points here.
20:23And the nice thing about this web application is you can click on any of these things and you get information about that park…
20:28…how big it is and anything else you want to put in the database, you can put it out in this web application…
20:33…and you click this little thumbs up here and then that actually goes into the database with my vote.
20:39So I've sort of made a web application to gather comments, gather, you know, feedback or whatever about a popular park.
20:45Twenty-three people like where this one is, five people like where this one is.
20:49So, you know, the next blog post I will put out will describe how this was made and how the Flex application works…
20:55…and what ArcGIS Server is doing in the background to gather all these votes and put them in the database.
21:02Alright. So, back in ArcMap then, if this is my favorite place to put a new park, maybe it is, maybe it's not…
21:08…I'm going to actually go out to ArcGIS Online here, and you can do this too because this is a public piece of data I put out here.
21:17So I'm going to go to a park design template and I'll just search for that.
21:22And so I put up this little template up here and this is a layer package.
21:26So in ArcMap I've created a bunch of symbols and a bunch of layers that I want to use for park design…
21:32…and I'm going to go out and add that to my map.
21:34And now when you import a layer package, you're really choosing a place where you want to start off a project.
21:40And in this dialog box, there's this, if you're familiar with ArcGIS…
21:45…this is like the only place you'll find this button to create a new geodatabase.
21:49And we're going to kind of wrap up our new park into this, right, whatever you want to call it…
21:56…and I'll just select that geodatabase and I'm going to put in my new park design in there and I'll hit OK.
22:02And what it's doing is it's downloading that data, all those layers, all those symbols, extracting it into that geodatabase…
22:08…and then what I'm going to end up with is a couple different layers than my ArcMap document here when it's done thinking about it.
22:15Alright, so there we go. So up in the top left I have a couple different layers.
22:18Now, I'll come back to what those layers are actually doing, but let's use them right now.
22:24To use these layers, I'm going to start an edit session.
22:28And then when we talk about tools for doing GeoDesign, while we discuss that we have all these modeling tools…
22:33…we have all these raster tools, and all this kind of stuff, but now we have these editing tools.
22:37And the editing tools are where we actually start to do sketching.
22:40And so we don't call it start a sketch, we call it start editing…
22:43…but I can certainly change any of these toolbars and any of these menus to say whatever I want…
22:47…because ArcMap's a nice customizable environment.
22:50But I'm going to start a sketch. I'll come back to that thing.
22:54And now I am going to do some park sketching.
22:57And so at this scale, I've suppressed a couple of the more detailed layers that you're going to draw as you zoom in.
23:04So maybe at this scale, and I'll turn off my suitability analysis here because I know where I am at this point.
23:10But I do want that basemap. Let's bring that out.
23:14Okay, there it is.
23:16Okay, I know where I am. I know where my park's going to go.
23:18And so I might start to designate things like open space, and I want to have…
23:21…well, I'm going to end up with a parking lot down in the bottom corner here and, you know, since we're here…
23:26…I might as well just kind of grab this. We have this nice walk and pen display set up here, so I might as well use it.
23:31And, so there we go. And now, that was open space which I didn't really want.
23:35So let me go in and just delete that real quick, grab my parking lot, and I'm going to draw in a little parking lot.
23:41But I've messed up this template so it's going to give me some guff, and that's okay.
23:46So anyway, here's my open space, and I'll just make the whole thing open space until I can fix that other thing. Okay?
23:52But now, what's the next thing?
23:54I want to actually zoom in and make something a little more meaningful.
23:57So let me just go back where I have a mouse, and let's zoom in to reveal a few more templates here.
24:03So as I've zoomed in, I now have, well I've got to fix a couple things in here but that's okay.
24:08I've got a recreational space. I've got open space.
24:10I've got, you know, different things that I can draw on here.
24:13So if I want to put in a little athletic field, for example, then I can certainly go in here and just sketch all this stuff out.
24:19Alright, so there's an athletic field.
24:21And then if I want to put in like some kind of building, I can put in a building here.
24:24And I'm just using all the cartographic tools of ArcGIS to just draw something, draw, sketch, whatever it might be.
24:31And I'm using cartographic representations to make things look a little bit nicer…
24:34…and so I can sketch out these kinds of things.
24:37I can use the pen display to make sure that my symbols are nice and free-flowing, so to speak.
24:43And let's see if I can get this to draw.
24:45So you can see that also, all these symbols here are getting really crunched in.
24:50But what I would like to actually do is set a reference scale on this map…
24:54…and a reference scale just says draw all your symbols in reference to that scale.
24:58So now I can make everything look really nice at this scale…
25:02…and I don't have to worry about all the symbols getting crunched in together and all that kind of stuff.
25:05So this is just other stuff that's existed in ArcMap for a long time but now I'm just putting it into a new kind of workflow here.
25:11And so what else can I do?
25:12I have all these trails. Yep.
25:14So with the reference scale, one of the things that Matt's doing that's very, very cool is the symbols are referenced to their real-world scale.
25:23Size. And you have an Excel doc. I don't know if you shared that Excel document…
25:27…but you have a way of calculating how to do the transformation based on different scales for different [Inaudible].
25:34Yeah. So, you know, when we draw stuff in scale, we say that, you know, one inch equals this thousand feet on the…
25:39…you know, one inch on the map equals this many feet on the ground.
25:41And I can say I have a tree that I want to put in that's, you know, 50 feet wide and I know it's 50 feet wide…
25:48…and then what does that mean on the map?
25:50Well, if I have a scale of one to a thousand or whatever it is, there's just a little calculation that you can make…
25:55…to figure out what the point size in ArcMap is.
25:59Alright. So you just set a reference scale, set your point size, and everything does draw to scale.
26:02And that means when I draw in these giant trees, they're actually to scale when I put in my little multiuse path…
26:08…and I want to sketch it in in freehand or whatever, I can just draw that in and the size of that thing, sorry…aha…
26:18…the pen is the tricky part here but that's okay.
26:21Alright. So the width of that trail is actually relative and true to scale to the size of that tree and anything else I put in here…
26:28…you know, I'm just kind of designating where I want little things here and there…
26:31…and where I want a sidewalk to go or whatever the case may be and all this stuff, again…
26:37…is true to scale now because I've set that reference scale.
26:41So, maybe I broke ArcMap again. Oh, no, there it goes.
26:44Okay, so, again, what am I doing here?
26:46Taking layers that I've created in ArcMap, exported them to a layer package.
26:51I don't get the data, but the data is only what I'm drawing right here.
26:54You want the symbols, you want the layers, you want the representations that I'm using to do all this kind of stuff…
27:01…and, of course, because you've opened it up in ArcMap, you can use all these different drawing tools…
27:06…so if you want to put in a pond here, you can choose do you want to draw a circle…
27:09…and then you just starting drawing a circle and then there's your pond.
27:12Okay, and then you can move that around using the editing tools, you can rotate things.
27:16You can do everything that ArcMap can do in an edit session, but you've got this nice symbology to work with…
27:22…and you've proven, using the analysis tools, that this is where the stuff should go.
27:28Okay. So that's one, two, three, four blog posts that we'll be talking about.
27:33And I suppose since we're here, let's go back to what Eric was talking about in terms of the transit-oriented development…
27:39…and let's talk about another example for Redlands.
27:41So I'm going to close this down right now and move over to another ArcMap session.
27:46And so, let's talk about another problem that exists in Redlands that someone's already kind of figured out…
27:52…you know, using all their methods.
27:54So the whole first few steps of the Steinitz Model for Landscape Change have been figured out.
27:58So I have an easy job.
28:00I'm just going in and literally drawing in, in this case, where they've decided that light rail line is going to go in Redlands…
28:09…and I'm going to kind of hack at this for a second here, but that's okay, and then go in and draw…
28:14…using that same feature template, I can just sketch in where that light rail line would go.
28:18Obviously it's not going to go exactly there, but that's the general plan.
28:22And then when it gets into Redlands, it's going to do something a little more, let's get in here…
28:28…and it's going to follow this existing line and get downtown and then right over to the university.
28:32Okay, and that's the plan for light rail in Redlands.
28:36And so other cities that are doing planning for light rail right now are trying to figure out where the stops are going to go.
28:41And so I decided that, okay, I'm going to figure out where they're going to go…
28:44…but I'm going to use that same method we used to figure out the park walkability…
28:48…putting the stops where they are going to go in Redlands, one by downtown, one by the university, one by Esri…
28:55…one out by the shopping center, and I think there's actually one out here but I can't remember if that's within the Redlands city limits.
29:00So I've just dumped in a line and I've dumped in five points.
29:04Now this toolbar up here, whenever I show this someone always says, how can I download this toolbar?
29:09You can download this whole demo that I have.
29:11It's on ArcGIS.com right now.
29:13But there's nothing really too crazy to create.
29:17All I've done is I've taken all the tools that I want to use and just made like a custom toolbar.
29:22And I say custom, I don't mean code.
29:24I mean you just kind of are dragging buttons from here and there onto a new toolbar.
29:29And you can create new menus and you can put all these different analysis tools that you want to use onto that toolbar…
29:35…wherever you want to put them.
29:36And so as we move towards, you know, getting GeoDesign software up and running…
29:41…the first thing we need to figure out is what is the workflow that everybody is trying to accomplish…
29:45…because I think everybody out there right now has something different that they want to do.
29:49ArcMap can do all these different things.
29:51How do we put them into one kind of package? I don't know yet.
29:55But for me, I'm just going to get this going for myself right now.
29:59So I've made a model and it's going to run a walkability analysis on those points that I just put on the map.
30:03…and I'm using it now to analyze the sort of distance along the road network of those light rail stops.
30:05And I'm going to let this run and I've actually figured out a nice way to break ArcMap here…
30:11…and the development team is very interested to know how this works…
30:15…but everyone just kind of close your eyes or look the other way for a second and sing really loud or whatever it is.
30:21Okay, now it works. Now it's done. Wait a second. There it goes.
30:26Pay no attention. That's fine.
30:28So what did I do? I just was sketching and I hit a button to analyze my design and then I see the result.
30:35That's the same model that I used to analyze the park location…
30:43And so for me, it's a matter of, well, like I said in my case, it's a matter of just figuring out, is that the best place to put those stops?
30:50Does that serve the community?
30:52Does that give them, you know, the best access to those light rail stations?
30:56And if I say yes, then the next step in my design here is to actually go in…
31:01…and find out a place to put some redevelopment based, like Eric mentioned, around transit.
31:06So a transit-oriented development is the next stage in this particular model.
31:10So here's the new light rail station…
31:13…and here's this big empty building that used to have a lot of products that you can buy called the Redlands Mall.
31:19But it's completely empty now and so that means that I can take this thing and I can do a little copy and paste…
31:26…and I can put it into this layer that's going to tell me for a potential project area just how big that is.
31:32And so I can see right away that the Redlands Mall is 11 acres, so that's cool.
31:35Now what do I want to do with it?
31:37Well, the first thing is I want to run a pedestrian-only street right across…
31:41…because I want to get the connectivity back into Redlands, especially in the downtown.
31:47And some people have decided that they want to put in some kind of like mixed-use development.
31:51Some people have just said put a park in there.
31:54And, again, what do you want to do with it?
31:55Well, let's just do some mixed-use development just to see what it would look like.
31:59So I might put in some commercial.
32:01Alright, I might put in a commercial polygon here, oops, well, let's use our editing tools to add another vertex since we can do this.
32:11We have the technology.
32:13Alright, I'm just going to move this to size it a little bit better, and there we go.
32:16So I've added another polygon there, and I can see right away that it's 1.69 acres, so what does that mean?
32:22Let's go back to PowerPoint for a second and I'm going to talk about, well we did that already.
32:27Let's go down here, okay?
32:29So I've got one acre of anything, one acre of mixed used, one acre of commercial…
32:33…and I'm interested in these indicators, impervious surface, jobs, population, vehicle hours traveled, miles traveled, tons of CO2…
32:42…and if you want to analyze any kind of landscape plan that you're doing, well, I recommend…
32:47…and I've had this discussion with a few other people, let's just break it down to like some kind of ratio by acreage, by area.
32:56Alright. So I could say that for one acre, how much of any of this stuff do I have?
33:00And I might say, here's my indicators, here's my values that I'm going to use.
33:05And how do I build this into my tools now?
33:07Well, I can use the editing tools to create a default attribute that goes in for any polygon that I draw in ArcMap.
33:17And so for all these indicators, I've got fields in my attribute table to hold that ratio…
33:23…and then I'm actually going to analyze it on the fly.
33:25So let's go back to ArcMap here and let's draw a few more things here…
33:29…and while I do it, I'm going to bring up this little charting engine here, and this window here is going to take a layer.
33:35It might actually take two layers and it's going to allow me to draw some things on the map…
33:40…and, oh, the screen resolution is so small but that's okay. Okay?
33:43So let's move my design there, and let's add some mixed-use area.
33:47So I'm going to add mixed use here, and I'm going to drop that down on the map.
33:52And you can see that the chart is going to look at the area, but I have all these things in here for jobs…
33:57…and I have other things in here for, what do we got here, total parking spaces for example.
34:03And these are all indicators that I've plugged into my features that I'm drawing on the map…
34:07…so that when I actually add them to the map, there's a tool in there that's doing calculations.
34:12It's saying, well, how many acres do you have and what is your ratio for that indicator that you put in…
34:17…and then what is that final value?
34:18And you can switch how you want to chart these. Do you want to put them in a bar graph, do you want to put them in a pie graph?
34:23And it's just listening for those edits that you made, and every time you add a feature…
34:27…it runs that calculation and then it puts the value into another field that this thing looks at.
34:32Alright. So that's nice, I think.
34:34Okay, now, you can keep going down and down and down, and I'm just going to save my edits here…
34:40…because I am in an edit session and I have another data frame within this map that's going to allow me to switch over…
34:48…and do some more of that scale design that we talked about earlier.
34:53And so if I turn on that layer that I was looking at before, let me turn on my land use plan.
34:57I can do that same kind of park design.
34:59Here's the thing that I was drawing before, and I now I want to go in and use another set of templates to do buildings.
35:05And this is where we start to figure out, can I go from 2D to 3D and what is really 2D versus 3D?
35:12Well, if I were to draw, let's zoom in for a quick second here. Sorry. Let me get my tools in order.
35:23Let's draw a little building footprint on top of this area here.
35:26And so if I were to draw a building and it's going to look like, I can use the same symbols as the, you know…
35:33…as the topo map is using because there's such great cartography in there.
35:37So I'm going to use that same kind of building footprint, have a little shadow attached to it and, you know…
35:42…whatever the shape of that building is, I'm putting it in the database but I'm also putting in the height…
35:47…because that's a default attribute. Looking very simply at the, sorry, the template properties, you know…
35:52…I can get into the database here and say, every time I add a building footprint…
35:56…I want to add, you know, there's a height per floor of 15 feet, and this one is a two-story building…
36:01…and it's only defined by the number 2 here, and then again I can calculate the total height on the fly…
36:06…by saying 2 times 15 equals what?
36:09And sure enough when I go into my attributes window, it's calculated that this is a 30-foot-tall building.
36:15And so now I have a polygon with a height assigned to it, and that means I can give it to ArcGlobe or ArcScene…
36:20…and I can put it in there and visualize it or, otherwise, give it to Eric. Right, Eric?
36:28Okay, so, and that's kind of the scale that I go down here and then, of course…
36:32…here's all my park symbols that I was looking at earlier so if I wanted to designate, you know…
36:37…this bottom corner as a park then I can go ahead and do all of my sort of freehand sketching…
36:41…and put in my trails and all that kind of stuff, and the same thing exists that we were talking about earlier.
36:46So that's all that stuff that I've been kind of working away with with ArcGIS in terms of design and planning and GeoDesign…
36:54…and all that kind of stuff. And let's see here for a second, there's one other thing that I can do…
36:59…just since we have time. Do we have time? What time is it? Okay.
37:03Well, do I want to do it? I don't know.
37:05There's different ways of drawing things like if you wanted to put in like a, what do they call those things again?
37:11Why can't I think of a, it's not a, it's a roundabout.
37:15Roundabout. Is that what it's called? Yeah. Okay.
37:17So if I take that road and I say, yeah, you're going to have a road here and you're going to have a road that comes in here.
37:23You know, why don't you just, let me just delete these real quick so that I can show you what I'm looking at.
37:28Just having fun with these tools, how about that?
37:30Take a road, draw it with a circle, plug it in the middle and now there's a roundabout.
37:36So then I connect this here, right?
37:39I connect to Redlands Road down there and down there. Alright?
37:42And notice how the cartography here is allowing me to make sure that there's no lines in the middle of my street intersections there.
37:51And, of course if I wanted to I could go ahead and say…
37:53…oh, I want to put in a park in the middle and I can draw it with a circle as well and make that a nice circle…
38:00…and then I can go in and just do some landscaping or whatever the case may be around that roundabout…
38:06…and put in, who knows, my nice flowerbeds and just kind of sketch this stuff out if I wanted to, alright?
38:12And there's my roundabout. Okay.
38:17Obviously you don't want to have anybody walking in there since they have to cross the road, but that's the general idea.
38:21So, again, using all the symbols and representations and stuff that's built into ArcMap, you can do whatever you want…
38:27…to sketch your design, analyze where it has to go, and then, you know, report what you want to do with that. Okay?
38:34And I guess since we're here, let's go back, one more thing.
38:38Let's see if I can do this real quick.
38:40Just to show you some of these reporting tools and just because the onus is on me to show some reporting tools…
38:47…because I have a session later on this afternoon about working with tables and reports.
38:51And one of the nice things you can do is say, all this data that I've just drawn into this landscape plan, however minor it might be…
38:58…I can actually create a land-use report based on this.
39:02And so, all I'm going to do is take a look at this little file that I've precreated.
39:06It's a report template, and reports at ArcGIS 10 allow you to point to a dataset, make a report, and save that report layout…
39:13…and then you can go back and run that report every time you make a land-use plan.
39:19And so what I've got here is the three land-use plans that are in my little diagram that I just made…
39:23…and then all the indicators that are in that attribute table are nicely summarized…
39:27…in one table that I can print off or put into a PDF or share online or whatever it is.
39:32And all these numbers, you know, they work pretty good and they, you know…
39:36…they're based on the smart [Unintelligible] standards and some other things that we were looking at and so, yeah, they hold true.
39:42So, that's how I've kind of built in some of that stuff into GeoDesign.
39:44[Simultaneous conversation] Business Analyst first.
39:47Oh, yeah. Let's take Business Analyst Online.
39:50Let me see if I can get into this still.
39:52So there's a Business Analyst add-in for ArcGIS that allows you to point a layer and in this case, I'm going to take the…
39:59Well, let's zoom out a quick second here, and let's see what we got.
40:04So, let's take the layer of the walkability polygons, because these are polygons, though I've used a raster tool to do the analysis.
40:12I've just converted it out to a polygon just for ease of visualization and sharing and so on…
40:18…but there's an add-in, I've used two add-ins so far.
40:21I've used a dynamic charting window.
40:22I've used a little add-in to do the calculations in the background.
40:25And then there's an add-in to use Business Analyst Online reports.
40:29And this thing just loads into ArcMap.
40:30It wants to know what layer you're trying to look at, and then I'm going to use this walkability layer…
40:35…and I'm going to say, oh, I want to have all these different pieces of information in a report from Business Analyst Online…
40:44…and then I'm going to call it a report, give it a title anyway, and run that.
40:49Up to 20 features can be run.
40:50The first 20 features will run now. You bet they will.
40:53I don't know why that's there, but here it comes.
40:58So this should come back.
40:59It's going out to Business Analyst right now because my account's set up to use it…
41:06…over the old wireless Internet, so we're waiting, we're waiting, we're waiting.
41:10It actually sent my polygons that I've designed in ArcMap through the Internet to Business Analyst Online.
41:18It's running analysis on its demographic data and all that data back in the background.
41:25I probably should have only chosen like one of those indicators, but, you know, the way it goes.
41:31Let me switch over.
41:32Eric's going to cut me off.
41:34I just wanted to point to some resources very, very briefly.
41:41For the temp-…thank you.
41:45For most of the templates that Matt was showing you, you can go to resources.arcgis.com…
41:51…and search for those templates and download them to try them yourself.
41:55Two of the tools he used in there were add-ins.
41:57One was a dynamic charting tool which was developed by Application Prototype Lab.
42:03So here's the, you can see the URL for that below if you're interested in downloading that tool and trying it.
42:11And these slides will be available on the website for you to download so you'll actually have access to these slides.
42:15I'll show where you where that is in a quick second. Okay.
42:17And then also the other add-in he's using is the attribute assistant add-in, which does the derived calculations as you sketch.
42:30Okay. So that actually, it came back okay so it did work.
42:33It was just doing a lot of work.
42:34So this is the summary panel that you get and so you can open up this thing now as a PDF…
42:40…and this just goes to a web-based PDF that you're going to get.
42:44And here's your market profile loading, loading, loading one more time.
42:50Okay, so that, those polygons that I just drew and those indicators…
42:54…this is all the information I can get back from Business Analyst, which is crazy.
42:59It's a lot of stuff if you're interested in that.
43:01So you can look through those and you can try to make some sense out of it, crunch some numbers, and so on.
43:06Okay, let's go to ArcGIS.com real quick and let's actually go and look at how I got to this stuff.
43:13So, for one thing, there is a group on ArcGIS.com that the blog posts will link to called Park Analysis and Design.
43:22And this is where I've actually thrown up ZIP files with the park analysis tools…
43:28…so the model that I used to figure out how to take the road network, make a surface out of it…
43:32…and then run those points through is in that ZIP file.
43:35And then the suitability analysis tool is that model with the embedded model in it that takes all the Redlands data…
43:40…that's in there as well.
43:42And then that park design template, this is also available.
43:45So this is that layer package that I brought into ArcMap to do that sketching, that's there as well.
43:50And again, just starting off with some symbols and if anyone wants to custom or, you know, expand what symbols are in there…
43:56…change them or do anything like that, you can certainly do that.
44:00And then the group that Eric was talking about, let's go to groups at ArcGIS.com again.
44:07And let's search for just GeoDesign and ArcGIS.
44:11Because there's a group on here called GeoDesign with ArcGIS.
44:14And in this group, this is where I put in a couple other examples.
44:17Here's the dynamic charting engine.
44:19Here's that whole Redlands demo that I just showed you.
44:21And then here's a little thing about attribute assistant which includes the add-in…
44:26…plus a small little tutorial in a Word document about how to actually use it and, yeah, that's it.
44:32This group I believe is open, but you can ask to join it…
44:36…but all these tools are actually available outside of the group if you just search for them on ArcGIS.com as items.
44:43So, yeah. That's that. Okay.
GeoDesign Editing Tools, Processes, and Workflows
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