- You must have created and activated your account.
- You must have a current subscription.
- You need access to at least one area layer with at least one area created in it.
- You need editing permissions.
Required time: Up to 10 minutes.
At some point, areas you have created will need to have their boundaries changed. In this lesson, we’re going to learn how to do that. If you’ve completed Part 2, you’ll recognise much of the process from there.
Start by making sure one of your area layers are turned on and navigate to the area you want to edit. We’ve chosen the area we created in Part 2. Click the area on the map to open the information window. Your screen should look like this.
Click the ‘Actions’ button to open the area’s action menu, and then under the section titled ‘Edit’, click the ‘Edit area boundary’ button.
Vision’s area editor will take care of getting everything set up for you. The base area layer will be automatically turned on and moved to the top of the layer control, and all the base areas that make up the one we’re editing will be pre-selected. Additionally, the current demographic values for the area will be shown on the right-hand side.
If they’re not already, turn on the labels on your base area layer and you’re ready to go!
Editing the boundary is simple. Click unselected areas to add them to the one we’re changing or click selected areas to remove them from the one we’re changing. As you do, the demographic totals will be updated on the right-hand side. This is how our screen looks.
When you’re ready, click the ‘Continue’ button in the bottom right to progress to the next stage. Here’s an example of what that will look like.
The large table on the left of the screen is called the Demographic Impact report. This shows you how the demographic values have been affected by your changes. Although there are none shown in our example, this will also detail the impact on any other areas that may be affected at the same time.
When you’re done, simply click the ‘Save’ button in the bottom-right. The area editor will commit your changes, reflect these on the map, and return you to the information window.
That’s it! You’ve saved your first area!
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