9.7 Manage thematic layers 1- 4

There are four thematic layers in the GIS app. With these layers panels you can use your data for thematic mapping. Select your desired combination of indicator/data element, and period. then the organisation unit level. If your database has coordinates and aggregated data values for these organisation units, they will appear on the map.

Note

You must refresh the DHIS2 analytics tables to have aggregated data values available.

9.7.1 Create or modify a thematic layer

  1. In the top menu, click the icon of the thematic layer you want to create or modify.

  2. Click Edit layer .

  3. In the Data and periods section, select the data and periods you want to display.

  4. In the Organisation units section, select one or several organisation units.

  5. In the Options section, go to Legend type and select Automatic or Predefined.

    • Automatic legend types means that the application will create a legend set for you based on your what method, number of classes, low color and high color you select. Method alludes to the size of the legend classes.

      Set to Equal intervals they will be “highest map value – lowest map value / number of classes”.

      Set to Equal counts the legend creator will try to distribute the organisation units evenly.

      The legend appears as an even gradation from the start color to the end color.

    • If you have facilities in your thematic layer, you can set the radius for maximum and minimum values by changing the values in the Low color / size and High color size boxes.

  6. In the Options section, select if you want to show labels and if so, how they look.

  7. In the Options panel, select an aggregation type. See also Aggregation operators .

  8. Click Update .

9.7.2 Filter values in a thematic layer

Thematic layer 1-4 menu have a Filter option in addition to the boundary layer menu options. It lets you apply value filters to the organisation units on the map. The filter is removed when you close the filter window.

To filter values in a thematic layer:

  1. In the top menu, click the icon of thematic layer you want to create or modify.

  2. Click Filter… .

  3. Modify the Greater than and And/or lower than values.

  4. Click Update .

9.7.3 Search for an organisation unit

To locate an organisation unit in a thematic layer:

  1. In the top menu, click the relevant thematic layer icon.

  2. Click Search .

    The Organisation unit search dialog box opens.

  3. In the text field, type the name of the organisation unit you are looking for or click a name in the list.

    The organisation unit is highlighted in the map.

9.7.5 Clear thematic layer

To clear all data in a thematic layer:

  1. In the top menu, click the relevant thematic layer icon.

  2. Click Clear .