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:
A grab field to allow dragging and re-ordering layers with the mouse
The Boundaries title
An arrow symbol to collapse and expand the boundary card
Along the bottom of the boundary card from left to right are:
An edit (pencil) button to open the layer configuration dialog
An eye symbol for toggling the visibility of the layer
A slider for modifying the layer transparency
A more actions (three dots) button with additional options:
A data table toggle button to show or hide the data table associated with the layer
Download data allows you to download the data for this layer in GeoJSON format for use in other mapping software
Edit layer is the same as edit button above
Remove layer will remove this layer from the current map.
To create boundary layer, choose Boundaries on the Add layer selection. This opens the Boundary layer configuration dialog.
In the ORGANISATION UNITS tab
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.
In the STYLE tab:
select any styling you wish to apply to the boundaries.
Allows labels to be shown on the layer. Font size and weight can be modified here.
Sets the base radius when point type elements, such as facilities, are presented on the boundary layer.
Click ADD LAYER .
In the layer panel, click the edit (pencil) icon on the boundary layer card.
Modify the setting on the ORGANISATION UNITS and STYLE tabs as desired.
Click UPDATE 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:
filter by name containing the given text
filter level by numbers and/or ranges, for example: 2,>3&<8
filter by parent names containing the given text
filter by IDs containing the given text
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.
The NAME filter field in the data table provides an effective way of searching for individual organisational units displayed in the boundary layer.
To clear all data in a boundary layer:
In the layer card to the left, click the more actions (three dots) icon and then on Remove layer .
The layer is removed from the current map.