Entering Client Location Data

Using Basemaps and Map Layers

Learn how Basemaps and Map Layers can allow you to view specific geographic information within the Location and Outreach functions.


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 CoC layers plus any custom layers that have been created as follows:

Viewing the Continuum of Care (CoC) layer allows you to identify whether 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. 

viewing CoC

The Layer pop-up can also be used to show/hide Encampment Categories that have been enabled for the CoC in Outreach Settings.  Each selected category will be displayed in its assigned color.

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Updated: 02/05/2024