Configuring Outreach

Configuring Map Layers


Map Layers allow users to view map layer overlays within Outreach, the Location tab, and when adding a client location. System administrators can customize how areas display in Map Layer Groups.

By default, each CoC has a Continuum of Care (CoC) Map Layer Group. System administrators cannot modify or delete the CoC Map Layer Group’s boundaries. All CoCs are listed in the MAP LAYERS section. System administrators can modify the color each CoC area displays in Outreach for users at the specified CoC by clicking the Color Box icon for the CoC.



To add a new Map Layer Group, click ADD NEW GROUP.

To upload a new map layer in the Map Layers Group, click UPLOAD A FILE. 

Upload and name each file in the group.

Note: The maximum file size for each layer is 20MB, and the file must be in GeoJSON format. Accepted geometry types: Polygon, MultiPolygon. For more detailed information about the GeoJSON format, you can find that here.

upload new group filed


To modify a Map Layer within a Group, click the Edit icon next to the layer.

The map layer displays tools for reshaping the layer’s boundaries.


You can also manually draw or upload new map layers within a group by clicking ADD NEW BOUNDARY.

Setting a map layer as “Inactive” prevents the corresponding boundaries from displaying in Outreach. To make a map layer inactive, click the edit icon beside the layer name. 


Set the Status as “Inactive” and click SAVE CHANGES.

Map layers configured for the CoC can be toggled on by users in the Outreach Data Filter