1a. The first step for generating Metrics for your model is to export your area Zones from VISUM. It is important to use the same set of Zones in StreetLight InSight as you use in your model. If you’re following along and using our Supporting Files, use the shapefile named “Portland Metro Tracts”. This is an export of Census Tracts in Portland, OR.
1b. If you would like to use your own set of Zones instead of our Supporting Files, you can export a shapefile from VISUM. To do this, go to the File menu in VISUM, click “Export,” click “Shapefile,” and select “Zones” – not centroids – using the checkbox. Save the shapefile to your computer.