Geographies

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Geography Glossary
Geographies define where activities take place and results are achieved. All DevResults indicator data must be associated with a geography. In this article: What Are Geographies? How Are Geographies Used? How Do I Map Other Geographic Da...
Define a Location Updated
DevResults offers several tools for defining locations: Create or edit single location Create or edit multiple locations using an Excel upload Edit multiple locations from the location index Notes: Any user whose group includ...
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...
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...
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...
Problem: The map is incorrect or out of date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 If the information we have provided is inaccurate or out of date, it is your responsibility to provide the .kml or shape f...
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...