Group Parcels / Super Parcel

Group parcels together with the Super Parcel task to view and analyze individual parcel boundaries as a larger site area.

What is the purpose of grouping parcels?

Sometimes it can be helpful to consider parcels as part of a larger grouping of parcels (e.g. a 'super parcel'). There are 3 common scenarios to use the super parcel tool:

  1. All parcels on a project are part of a future site area and should be analyzed as a single area (ignoring internal property boundaries and only adding setbacks around the site boundary itself).

  2. A subset of parcels on a project are part of a parcel group that should be analyzed as a single area - e.g. one land owner owns multiple contiguous parcels which should be analyzed together.

  3. Compare different site configurations/scenarios to see total buildable acreage for different configurations.

When creating a super parcel, the original property boundaries and land owner information will still be preserved on the account, but there will be a new 'parcel' boundary added around the group of parcels.

This super parcel can be used in the buildable area analysis calculations so you can get an accurate buildable acreage for the full contiguous area.

How to create a super parcel

There are a number of methods to create a super parcel but they all start by selecting the desired parcels. First, we'll cover how to do this from the project map. Prefer to select parcels via the parcels list? Skip to this section.

Create a super parcel from the project map

Select parcels on the map via one of the following methods:

Select a subset of parcels
Select all parcels
Select a subset of parcels

If only merging some parcels on a project (and not all parcels on a project), use one of the following two methods to select the parcels:

  • Multi-select click

    • Windows: Hold down 'CTRL' + click the parcel marker for each parcel you want to select on the map

    • Mac: Hold down 'Command' + click the parcel marker for each parcel you want to select on the map

  • Polygon select parcels on map (map toolbar > menu > polygon select> draw polygon around desired parcels to select them in the map sidebar)

Select all parcels
  • On the project map, in the map toolbar, click on 'Menu'

  • At the bottom of the menu dropdown, click 'Select all parcels'

  • This will automatically select all parcels on the project

Once parcels have been selected in the map sidebar:

  • Click the 'See Actions' button in the map sidebar

  • Click 'Asset Tasks'

  • Select ' Create Super Parcel'

  • In the pop-up, enter the desired name for the super parcel

  • Click 'Run'

This will create a new parcel boundary on the map denoted with a thicker blue line and a light blue super parcel marker.

Super parcel marker is a light blue circle with an 'x'

The super parcel will automatically be added to the Parcels list below the project map.

  • Lot size will be automatically calculated

  • Buildable Area (Acres) will not be automatically calculated - run the Buildable Area Analysis tool to calculate the total buildable area for the new super parcel.

Create a super parcel from the Parcels list

Create a super parcel via the parcels list if preferred.

  • On the project, go to the Parcels list below the project map

  • Click the check boxes next to each parcel to select it for the super parcel

  • Once all desired parcels have been selected, click the gray 'See Actions' button (far-right side of the parcels list)

  • Select 'Asset Tasks'

  • Select 'Create Super Parcel'

  • In the pop-up, enter the desired name for the super parcel

  • Click 'Run'

The super parcel will automatically be added to the Parcels list below the project map.

  • Lot size will be automatically calculated

  • Buildable Area (Acres) will not be automatically calculated - run the Buildable Area Analysis tool to calculate the total buildable area for the new super parcel.