What Kind of Data Do I Need?
Map Datasets for Use with SchoolSite Pro
In order to use the SchoolSite Pro Extensions, you must have the following required map datasets:
Study Areas - A polygon dataset of the district showing planning areas coded by school attendance areas
Schools - A point dataset of schools geocoded to a street dataset of the district
Students - A point dataset of students geocoded to a street dataset of the district
Additionally, the following datasets are optional and not necessary to run the application, but can help you with other features in SchoolSite Pro:
Streets - A line dataset
Tract - A point or area dataset of planned residential development within the district
Assessor - A point feature of existing housing data within the district. This dataset is necessary only if you wish to run maturation projections or create student yield factors.
Although the feature class is the recommended format for ArcGIS Pro, any of the following Esri formats can be used to store your data for use with SchoolSite Pro and to create Redistricting Plans or Forecasts:
ArcGIS File Geodatabase Feature Class
ArcGIS Personal Geodatabase Feature Class
ArcGIS SDE Geodatabase Feature Class
Each of the three dataset attributes must be precisely defined in order to run the application. To learn about field/attribute definitions required for SchoolSite Pro, refer to the topic “How to Create Your Own Data”.
What Are Study Areas?
Where Can I Obtain Data?
How to Create Your Own Data