Why New Remix?
Remix is on a mission to provide the best planning tools to cities. As the platform hosts more and more capabilities, we wanted to make sure Remix remained as easy to use as possible. To do so, we focused on 3 core principles:
Establishing consistent navigation across Remix
Elevating discoverability of existing & new tools
Ensuring scalability of the platform for the future
As a result, the New Remix was brought to life. Here’s an overview of the main updates.
New Look & Navigation
New Remix has lots of visual changes as well as new navigation patterns.
New Remix adds a navigation bar that is always available at the top of your screen.
The nav bar is composed of 3 main sections:
1. The top left is dedicated to primary navigation & tools
2. The center is for the project details such as name and description
3. The top right is all about collaborating and presenting
The side panel now has a toolbar that lets you quickly view system stats, edit settings and access other project settings.
The toolbar shows line-specific tools when a transit line is selected.
Data layers enhancements
It’s now easier than ever to add data layers from the nav bar:
Add any combination of data layers
Remix previously limited what layers could be added. The restriction is now lifted. You can add as many layers as desired to support more analysis and presentation use cases.
Data layers are saved with your project
Layers added to the map become part of the project, so it’s easier to incorporate key data sets into your work. When you return to your project we’ll show you the data layers you had open the last time, and when you share the project with collaborators or the public they’ll see the same layers too.
Show/hide data layers
You can now show and hide layers directly from the data layers legend, letting you quickly toggle between layers without going through the data layers menu.
Save area as data layer
This new feature allows to select features from a data layer and save them separately to the project. Here's how:
Open a data layer
Select a feature of the data layer by clicking on it (e.g. a block-group, or a point of interest)
Click on "Save area as data layer"
The area is now saved, and the original data layer has been automatically hidden
You can now use this area as desired as part of your map and edit its name, description or fill color.
Draw tools menu
New and existing drawing tools now live in the Draw menu:
Draw Transit line shortcut
This is a new shortcut to quickly draw a new Transit line.
Undo/redo transit line drawing
You can now undo (and redo!) edits you make to a transit line’s geometry.
Formerly known as "Draw custom shape", the Polygon tool comes with a few enhancements:
Polygons are auto-saved to the project
Polygons have legends that appear in the data layers list
Edit the fill color from the Style tab
Edit name and description from the Style tab or the legend
Hide/Show polygons the same way as a data layer
Presentation Studio shows polygon legends
Draw Multimodal line
Formerly known as "Draw street segment", the Multimodal line tool follows the pedestrian network to support bike/ped planning or priority corridor use cases. Key updates:
Multimodal lines are auto-saved to the project
Edit the stroke color and format from the Style tab
Edit name and description from the Style tab
Add Text label
Text labels can be added anywhere on top of your map! Font and background color can be edited.
The only change to the tool is that it is now also part of the Draw menu in the nav bar.
The Ruler helps you measure anything on your map
What else is new?
Improved: Stats are easier access to from the tool bar. Quickly add/remove Favorite stats. Use Collapse or Expand stats as needed.
Improved: collapse side panels to get a full map view
New Remix onboarding tour: upon first launch, the onboarding tour will help you become familiar with the key navigation updates.
You can always go back to it from here: