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 made 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
The new scenario bar makes it faster to create, edit, and present your projects.
Switch between scenarios or create a new one in one click.
Access scenario details from this menu:
The side panel now has a toolbar that lets you quickly access tools such as opacity, Streets Grid Editor, and Exports.
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 a data layer
This new feature allows you 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
Remix drawing tools now live in the new Draw menu:
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
Draw Multimodal line
Formerly known as "Draw network line", 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
What else is new?
Improved: the Ruler is now on the bottom right along with your map controls
New: Data layers are now saved as part of your project so that it’s easier to save and share them.
In addition, you can remove layers from the project, or rename them (the changes only apply to your project).
Improved: collapse data layers 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: