Enabling Aggregation in IMPLAN-Online
In order to aggregate the Study Area Data or your results in IMPLAN-Online you first need to turn on the aggregation functions. This is done through the Preferences menu.
When you turn on aggregation you have two basic options for creating your aggregation scheme:
- Default Scheme
- User scheme
Default Aggregation Scheme
Selecting the default aggregation scheme will aggregate your Sectors into a broad 8 Sector category Sectoring scheme. These categories are:
- TIPU (Transportation, Information, Power and Utilities),
- Trade, and
To select this scheme simply choose it from User Preferences> General menu and "Save".
Once "Save" is selected a prompt will let you know that your new settings have been successfully saved.
You will now see the aggregation scheme applied to the Study Area Data in the Model Overview
And the Detail Results.
To turn the Default aggregation scheme off again, return the Preferences setting to "No."
User Defined Aggregation Scheme
Defining your Aggregation scheme allows you to customize how you wish to view the Study Area Data and your analyzed results. IMPLAN will allow you to aggregate to a 2-3 digit NAICS.
At the top of the IMPLAN Online Software, select . Then in the menu on the left side, select General > User Scheme. When complete select Save
Then from the menu on the left, select User Aggregation.
Select your Aggregation scheme from the Select Aggregation Scheme dropdown menu. You will need to first select the Scheme ("536" or "Stored" and then 2 or 3 digit NAICS. When complete, select .
This chart is an example of a 2 digit NAICS Aggregation
User Defined Aggregation Scheme - Disaggregating a Sector
IMPLAN Online also allows you to disaggregate a Sector from a User defined sectoring scheme. If you have not already set up your User Defined Aggregation Scheme, you will need to do this first.
Once you have your User Defined Aggregation Scheme, In the User Aggregation menu select This will display all sectors for each category (Ag, Mining, etc.).
Select the Sector(s), on the left, you wish to include in your custom disaggregation scheme, and drag the Sector into the All Unaggregated node on the right.
Then select and select OK.
This chart is an example of a 2 digit NAICS Aggregation- with a disaggregated Sector
User Defined Aggregation Scheme - Creating a New Node
An additional customized aggregation feature of IMPLAN Online is creating New Nodes. If you have not already set up your User Defined Aggregation Scheme, you will need to do this first.
Once you have your User Defined Aggregation Scheme, In the User Aggregation menu select, this will display all sectors for each category (Ag, Mining, etc.).
Right click on any Node on the left side and select New Folder.
The New Folder will populate at the bottom of the Node that you selected. Name your New Folder.
Nodes can also be renamed, by right clicking on the Node.
Select the Sector you wish to move into your newly created Node.
**Please note, when you move your Sector, you will need to hover over the Node you just created, so as to drop it into place**.
Then select and select OK.
This chart is an example of a 2 digit NAICS Aggregation- with Sector 4 removed from the Ag, Forestry, Fish and Hunting Node and in the new Fruit Farming Node.