Working with Analysis Module Outputs

View, explore, and export your analysis results.

The UrbanFootprint analysis modules produce a range of outputs:

  • Output layers that can be examined on the map and in the data table via Explore mode

  • Summary results for individual scenarios, accessed via Analyze mode

  • Comparative results for multiple scenarios, accessed via Report mode

This article guides you through the basic steps of how to view the summary metrics and output layers. For information on working with comparative metrics in Report mode, see Comparing Scenario Results.

For a list of the summary results produced by each module, see Analyze Mode Metrics Reporting. For a list of the output layers, see Analysis Module Output Layers.

How to View Analysis Module Outputs

Summary Results for Current Scenario

To view analysis result charts for the current scenario:

1. Click on the tab of the scenario for which you would like to view results.

2. Enter Analyze mode by clicking the Analyze mode button in the Mode bar. The Analysis Modules pane appears. All available modules are listed, and the current state of each is indicated. You can view the outputs of modules for which analysis is complete. If analysis is out of date you can still view your previous results, but it's recommended that you re-run analysis as soon as possible.

3. Select the completed analysis module for which you want to view results. The summary results for analysis of the current scenario will appear in the Analysis Modules pane. If you select a module that has not been run or for which analysis is in progress, you will receive a message that no charts are available.

View of Transit Accessibility module results in the Analysis Modules pane

Note that some modules include more summary charts than others. You may need to scroll down to view all charts.

Output Layers

Analysis output layers appear in the Layers list for a scenario once an analysis run has been completed. Output layers are denoted by the chart icon. To view analysis output layers on the map and in the data table:

1. Click on the tab of the scenario for which you would like to view results.

2. Enter Analyze mode by clicking the Analyze mode button in the Mode bar. The Analysis Modules pane appears. All available modules are listed, and the current state of each is indicated. You can view the outputs of modules for which analysis is complete. If analysis is out of date you can still view your previous results, but it's recommended that you re-run analysis as soon as possible.

3. Select the completed analysis module for which you want to view results. The summary results for analysis of the current scenario will appear in the Analysis Modules pane, and the output layer (or one of the output layers) produced by the module will be activated in your Layers list. The Style tab will open in the Layer Details pane to show the symbology used.

View of Transit Accessibility module outputs in Analyze mode

4. If necessary, re-order or change the visibility of layers to view the output layer. For modules with multiple output layers -- for example, Walk and Transit Accessibility, or Risk and Resilience -- you can select another output layer to view.

5. Explore the mapped module outputs. Each analysis module output layer is symbolized according to a default column selection and style. For example, the Transit Access to Designations layer produced by the Transit Accessibility module defaults to showing "Minutes to nearest hospital" using five classes defined by the Natural Breaks classification method, and a sequential single-hue fill ramp.

You can work with output layers as you would with any other data layers. Change symbology, use filters and joins to create selections and save them as new layers, and export maps or layer data to explore, communicate, and summarize results.

The Source tab of the Layer Details pane includes descriptions of the columns in the output layer, as well as a link to the module methodology.

Column descriptions in Source tab

6. Explore the outputs via the Data Table. You can use the Data Table in concert with your map to summarize data for manually selected subareas, or view filtered selections. Column Summary statistics can be useful for quick summaries. (See Using the Data Table for more information.)

View of Transit Accessibility module outputs with Data Table expanded

7. To export spatial data for an analysis output layer, click the Download layer button. See Exporting Layer Data for more details.

8. To export tabular data for an analysis output layer, click Export as CSV . See How to Export Table Data for more details.

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