How do I add a catchment area to my Directory Listing on the Ocean Healthmap?

  • A catchment area can be added to your Directory Listing to allow Ocean Healthmap users to view the specific area where your services are available.

Adding a Catchment Area to your Directory Listing

To add a catchment area to your Directory Listing, navigate to your listing's settings in the Ocean Portal, and complete the steps below.

  • Within the 'Service Details' section of your Directory Listing, locate the 'Catchment Area' setting and click 'Specify...'.
  • Click the "Add Shape" button.
  • Adjust the boundaries of the catchment area by dragging the white circles to define the shape of the area. You can move and zoom in or out of the map displayed on the screen.
  • Click "Done" when you are satisfied with the shape of your catchment area.
  • The catchment area for your Directory Listing will be updated on the Ocean Healthmap.

Catchment Areas for specific Health Service Categories

  • Certain health service categories can be configured with a catchment area that is displayed to users on the Ocean Healthmap only when the relevant category is searched for.
  • Expand the tab below for a full list of health service categories that support this functionality:
List of Health Service Categories

The following health service categories typically provide a service for a specific region or neighbourhood (a catchment area) without offering an inbound physical location for patients to visit, or a service where the physical location may change regularly but remain within a particular region (e.g., Group Dining and Adult Day Program):

  • Homecare Services
  • Housekeeping
  • Housing and Homelessness Services
  • Friendly Visiting
  • Home Maintenance and Repair
  • Rides and Transportation
  • Senior Exercise in Home
  • Telephone Reassurance and Safety Checks
  • Meal Services
  • Palliative Homecare
  • Care Coordination
  • Palliative Community Physician
  • Adoption Support
  • Children's Aid
  • Community Support Services
  • Group Dining
  • Adult Day Program

Note: A Directory Listing can be configured with a service-specific catchment area(s) or a single catchment area for the entirety of the listing.

To configure a service-specific catchment area:

  • Click on the relevant service in the 'Offers' section of your Directory Listing.
  • Locate the 'Catchment Area' setting and click 'Specify...'
  • Click the "Add Shape" button.
  • Adjust the boundaries of the catchment area by dragging the white circles to define the shape of the area. You can move and zoom in or out of the map displayed on the screen.
  • Click "Done" when you are satisfied with the shape of your catchment area.
  • Click 'OK' to save your catchment area to your offering.

Using a GeoJSON file for Direct Catchment Area Import

If you use a service such as Google My Maps, you can create your own catchment areas that can be exported as GeoJSON files that can be uploaded directly into Ocean.

  • After clicking the "Specify..." button under Catchment Area, select the "Import" option.
  • A file browser will then open. Navigate to the JSON file on your computer and select the file to upload the pre-defined catchment area into Ocean
  • Review and confirm that the uploaded catchment area looks correct and then click "OK" when you are satisfied with the shape of your catchment area.
  • The catchment area for your Directory Listing will be updated on the Ocean Healthmap.
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