10.5 Manage tracked entity layers

The tracked entity layer displays the geographical location of tracked entities registered in the DHIS2. Provided that tracked entities have associated point or polygon coordinates, you can explore these on a map.

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

Along the top of the tracked entity card from left to right are:

In the middle of the tracked entity card is a legend indicating the styling of the layer.

Along the bottom of the tracked entity card from left to right are:

10.5.1 Create a tracked entity layer

To create an tracked entity layer, choose Tracked entities on the Add layer selection. This opens the Tracked entity layer configuration dialog.

  1. In the DATA tab:

    • Select the Tracked Entity Type you want to show on the map.

    • Select a Program where the tracked entities belong.

    • Set the Program status to be Active or Completed .

    • Set the Follow up status of the tracked entity for the given program.

  2. In the PERIOD tab

    • If no program is selected, you can set start and end dates when the tracked entities were last updated.

    • If a program is selected, you can set start and end dates for the program period.

  3. In the ORG UNITS tab:

    • Select the organisation units you want to include in the layer. You have 3 selection modes:

      • Selected only : Include tracked entities belonging to selected org units only.

      • Selected and below : Included tracked entities in and right below selected org units.

      • Selected and all below : Included tracked entities in and all below selected org units.

  4. In the STYLE tab:

    • Select a color for the tracked entities points and polygons.

    • Select the point size (radius between 1 and 20) for the points.

    • Select Show buffer to display visual buffer around each tracked entity. The buffer distance in meters can be modified here.

  5. Click ADD/UPDATE LAYER .

10.5.2 Modify a tracked entity layer

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

  2. Modify the setting on the DATA, PERIOD, ORG UNIT and STYLE tabs as desired.

  3. Click UPDATE LAYER .

10.5.3 Clear a tracked entity layer

To clear a tracked entity layer from a map:

  1. 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.