The Civic Platform Map Dashboard

Opening a Map Dashboard in Civic Platform

Civic Platform provides a Map dashboard to view a geographic display of Civic Platform records. To open the Map dashboard in Civic Platform, open the Dashboard toggle, and select Map:



The following diagram shows a sample Map dashboard:



While working with records in Civic Platform, you can create and attach GIS objects to the current record. This allows anyone working with the record to geographically visualize the impact or extent of the transaction record within the agency’s jurisdiction. For example, a permit clerk can draw the exact location of a new property including the extent of its environmental impact. The geographic data enhances the transaction record and can help with facilitating efficient and effective transaction workflows.

From the GIS section of a record detail, you can:

  • Attach one or more existing GIS objects to the record:

    1. From the GIS menu, select Show/Select GIS Objects.



      Civic Platform opens the map.

    2. Navigate the map to find and select the map features you want to attach to the record.

      The following sample diagram shows two selected parcels to be attached to the current record:



    3. On the slide-out panel, select the GIS object layer (for example, parcels), select the GIS objects (for example, the parcel IDs), and choose Actions > Attach to Record:



    4. If you selected multiple GIS objects, Civic Platform prompts you to choose the primary GIS object. For example:



    5. Click the < navigation link at the top left corner of the map to go back to the record detail.

      The GIS section shows the selected GIS objects that have been attached to the record. The following sample diagram shows the two selected parcels that are now attached to a record:



  • Create a new GIS object before attaching it to the record:

    1. From the GIS menu, select Create GIS Objects to open the map.



    2. Navigate the map to the location where you want to create a map feature. See Creating and Editing Map Features.

  • View a GIS object on the map:

    From the list of map features on the GIS section, click the Feature ID of the GIS object you want to view. The map dashboard highlights the selected GIS object. For example:



  • Detach a GIS object from the record:

    From the list of map features on the GIS section, select the Feature ID you want to delete, and click Delete: