Entering Client Location Data

Using Basemaps and Map Layers


Basemaps and Map Layers allow you to view specific geographic information when adding a new location or viewing existing locations, either from the Location or within Outreach


There are two basemap options: "Map" and "Imagery with Labels." To select a basemap, click the Basemap icon within the map.

Note: The image below shows the Location function. For Outreach, the basemap options are located in the lower-left corner. 

The "Imagery with Labels" basemap includes satellite and high-resolution aerial imagery and place names.

Map Layers

You can view Map Layers as follows:
  • Within Outreach, use the Data Filter to select Continuum of Care (C0C) layers as well as any custom layers that have been created.
  • When entering client locations within the Location tab or when entering geolocations, you can view the CoC layer by clicking the Layers icon in the map and clicking the icon next to the CoC layer.

Viewing the map with the CoC layer allows you to identify if a location falls within the boundaries of the CoC. These boundaries are defined by the CoC GIS shapefiles, published by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) each year.