Reporting Scenario Summary Statistics

View, compare, and export scenario development characteristics using Report mode.

UrbanFootprint uses a set of "summary statistics" to represent development characteristics across scenarios. Summary statistics include totals for population, households, homes, jobs, and building area. Whether you're developing scenarios to meet control totals for growth, or to compare the capacity of plans or development options, summary statistics are useful for checking progress as well as reporting final results. This article provides a list of the summary statistics and guides you through the basic steps of how to view, compare, and export them.

Note that scenario summary statistics cover the entire project area. To calculate summary statistics for subareas within your project area, you always have the option of working directly with the Base Canvas and scenario canvas layers to make subarea selections, create filtered layers, and summarize data via the data table or CSV exports.

Scenario Summary Statistics

Scenario summary statistics are generated for each scenario. They include:

  • Population

  • Housing

  • Households

  • Jobs

  • Dwelling units by type

    • Single-family detached, large lot

    • Single-family detached, small lot

    • Single-family attached

    • Multifamily

  • Jobs by sector

    • Retail

    • Office

    • Public

    • Industrial

    • Agriculture/Extraction

    • Military

  • Residential building floor area by housing type

    • Single-family detached, large lot

    • Single-family detached, small lot

    • Single-family attached

    • Multifamily

  • Retail building floor area by subsector

    • Retail services

    • Restaurant

    • Arts and entertainment

    • Accommodation

    • Other retail

  • Office building floor area by subsector

    • Office services

    • Medical services

  • Public building floor area by subsector

    • Public administration

    • Education

  • Industrial building floor area by subsector

    • Transportation/warehouse

    • Wholesale

How to Work with Scenario Summary Statistics

To view, compare, and export summary statistics:

1. Enter Report mode by clicking the Report mode iconin the Mode bar. The Report screen appears.

2. Select Summary Statistics from the list on the left side of the screen, if not already selected. The Summary Statistics screen appears.

View of Summary Statistics in Report mode

3. Use the scenario checkbox controls in the upper left corner to select the scenarios for which you would like to view statistics. By default, all scenarios are turned on.

4. View and compare scenario statistics. Scroll down to see all the charts. Rolling over the individual sections of stacked bar charts (for example, for Jobs by Sector) displays sub-category values.

The charts are dynamically generated and cannot be downloaded. However, you can export the summary statistics to develop custom charts in other programs.

5. To export scenario results, clickExport. An Excel report containing all data as represented by the charts will be downloaded to your computer.

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