Welcome

Learn how to use UrbanFootprint.

Welcome to the UrbanFootprint user documentation. Here, you can find information about all the features of the platform and links to the methodologies behind our analysis modules. We also have other resources that can help you. For more guided workflows, head over to Tutorials. For answers to common questions, see the FAQ section.

The Getting Started guide is a good place to start if you’re brand new to UrbanFootprint. It covers just enough of the basics to get you up and running so you can start exploring.

If you've already started using the platform, you may be looking for more guidance on particular features. You can browse the articles using the Table of Contents at left, or find articles using the Search box at the top right of the screen. Articles on concepts and features are grouped into the following sections:

  • Projects. Learn about project setup, collaborative work, and organization-level management.

  • Base Canvas. Learn about the Base Canvas, and how to edit it.

  • Data Layers. Learn all the ways to work with data: adding reference data from the library, uploading your own, filtering and joining, buffering, summarizing, symbolizing, and exporting.

  • Mapping. Learn how to use the map to explore data and create exports.

  • Land Use. Learn about using Building Types and Place Types to represent land use.

  • Scenarios. Learn how to build land use scenarios.

  • Analysis Modules. Learn how to run analysis, set parameters, and work with analysis outputs.

  • Reporting. Learn how to compare scenarios and their results using reports and summary exports.

  • Organizational Settings. Learn how to view your organization's settings and manage members.

The UrbanFootprint methodology documentation provides detailed information about how the analysis modules work.

If you have questions that aren’t covered, you can always reach out to Customer Support.