12.6 Manage boundary layers

The boundary layer displays the borders and locations of your organisation units. This layer is particularly useful if you are offline and don’t have access to background maps.

Boundary layers are represented by layer cards in the layer panel such as:

Along the top of the boundary card from left to right are:

Along the bottom of the boundary card from left to right are:

12.6.1 Create a boundary layer

To create boundary layer, choose Boundaries on the Add layer selection. This opens the Boundary layer configuration dialog.


    • select the organisation unit level(s) and/or group(s) from the selection fields on the right hand side.

    • Select the organisation units you want to include in the layer. It is possible to select either

      • One or more specific organisation units, or

      • A relative level in the organisation unit hierarchy, with respect to the user. By selecting a User organisation unit the map data will appear differently for users at different levels in the organisation unit hierarchy.

  2. In the STYLE tab:

    • select any styling you wish to apply to the boundaries.

      • Show labels

        Allows labels to be shown on the layer. Font size and weight can be modified here.

      • Point radius

        Sets the base radius when point type elements, such as facilities, are presented on the boundary layer.

  3. Click ADD LAYER .

12.6.2 Modify a boundary layer

  1. In the layer panel, click the edit (pencil) icon on the boundary layer card.

  2. Modify the setting on the ORGANISATION UNITS and STYLE tabs as desired.

  3. Click UPDATE LAYER .

12.6.3 Filter values in a boundary layer

Boundary layers have a data table option that can be toggled on or off from the boundary layer card.

The data table displays the data forming the boundary layer.

  • clicking on a title will sort the table based on that column; toggling between ascending and descending.

  • entering text or expressions into the filter fields below the titles will apply those filters to the data, and the display will adjust according to the filter. The filters are applied as follows:

    • NAME

      filter by name containing the given text

    • LEVEL

      filter level by numbers and/or ranges, for example: 2,>3&<8

    • PARENT

      filter by parent names containing the given text

    • ID

      filter by IDs containing the given text

    • TYPE

      filter by GIS display types containing the given text


Data table filters are temporary and are not saved with the map layers as part of the favourite.

12.6.4 Search for an organisational unit

The NAME filter field in the data table provides an effective way of searching for individual organisational units displayed in the boundary layer.

12.6.6 Remove boundary layer

To clear all data in a boundary layer:

  1. In the layer panel, click the delete (trash can) icon on the boundary layer card.

    The layer is removed from the current map.