Feed the Future Activity Map User Guide

Feed the Future Activity Map User Guide

The “Where we work” page is an interactive mapping application supported by Environmental Scientific Research institute (ESRI)’s cloud-based system for hosting spatial data and performing basic spatial analysis. This application has been carefully developed to serve information on areas of operation of USAID in Ghana, poverty prevalence, per capita expenditure and agricultural production in the areas above the eighth (8th) parallel of Ghana, also known as the Savannah ecological zones comprising the three northernmost regions and parts of Brong Ahafo and Volta Regions that are neighboring the Northern region of Ghana.

A click on the “where we work” tab displays the window below indicating regional boundaries.

Overview of the default “Where we work” window

The “where we work” default display window comprises the following;

A title bar, a search window, zoom-in/out tools, home, map window and a set of tools for viewing and running some operations on the layers contained in the application.

The title bar which also contains some tools for use on the content of the page such as Legend, Layer List, Basemap Gallery, Bookmark and Print icons. By hovering over each of these icons, a pop-up of what each does is displayed as shown in the following pictures.

A click on the Legend icon displays symbols of the active layer in the window as     shown below.


The Layer List icon shows a list of all layers contained in the application. By clicking   on it, you should see something similar to the image below

The Basemap Gallery is a collection of basemaps that the user can choose from.     Basemap as used in this user-guide refers to the background reference information     onto which other datasets or thematic information is placed. Its purpose is to provide background detail necessary to orient the location of the map and to give it an aesthetic appeal and authenticity.
The Bookmark icon allows the user to save a link for later use and easy retrieval.

The Print icon makes it possible to print the displayed map to any user defined     format such as pdf, png, jpg etc

The Zoom-in/out as the name indicates, makes the displayed image appear bigger or smaller

The home icon returns the user to the default “Where we work” page

In the pages following, a detailed view of each part of the page is presented.

The Legend

When the Legend icon is clicked, it expands, as   shown in this picture, displaying the legend of the   layer that has been activated. In this example, the   regional boundary layer is active, with each color   representing a specific region in the map.

With the icons  and  on the title bar of the   Legend window, the window can either be collapsed   or closed respectively.