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About KML Files
KML files contain the geographic information that forms the Administrative Division shapes on your DevResults site. DevResults requires that data be associated with places (either points or areas) and geographic shapes are required to define the sco...
Add Map Overlays
The Goal: You would like to display additional map features as context for the geographic focus of your work, such as rivers, roads, or conservation areas. You do not need to collect or report data against these features. The Solution: DevRes...
Add a Location
Locations must be stored in DevResults before they can be assigned to an activity. Who can create a new location? Any user whose group includes View & Edit permissions on Geographic Information can create new locations. How do I create ...
Add Multiple Locations
If you need to add many new locations at once, instead of creating a location individually, you can create new locations in bulk by uploading a spreadsheet containing their definitions. For the bulk import, you can upload all columns that you s...
Editing an Existing Location
Sometimes you may get more detailed GPS coordinates, or notice a typo in a Location name, or want to add a tag to a Location for better sorting. These are all great reasons to edit a location. Who can edit an existing location? Any user who belong...
Dashboard Map Widget versus Map Query Tool
The Activity Map tile on the dashboard shows all geographies in DevResults that are assigned to activities, whether or not indicator results are reported at those locations. You can choose to view by location or by any administrative division level ...
How low should my Admin Divisions go
One of the big questions we get asked a lot during the setup process is how many layers of administrative divisions "should" a client use? For some countries, this is not a big issue, since publicly available data may be limited. But other...
Mapping Functionality
What mapping tools and features are offered in DevResults? DevResults mapping features are designed to enforce good data management practices by requiring that all indicator results are associated with a place, whether that place is a single facili...
Problem: The map is incorrect or out of date
Background: DevResults generally acquires maps for your country or countries from the publicly available files at gadm.org . If the information we have provided is inaccurate or out of date, it is your responsibility to provide the .kml or shape f...
Find and Merge Duplicate Locations
Chances are that sometimes, you or other users accidentally create duplicates of existing locations--maybe a slight difference in how the location is spelled, or its coordinates, or maybe its code. Our  Merge Duplicate Locations tool will help...