How to Save and Access Assessment Locations

SparkMap users frequently create multiple Assessments for the same – or similar – geographic areas. Learn how to quickly save and access your Community Assessment Locations to help streamline your reporting.

★ Useful for all logged in users

This tutorial will show you how to select, save, and access Community Assessment Locations. You will learn how to: 

  1. Select Your Assessment Location  
  1. Save Your Assessment Location  
  1. Access and Edit Your Saved Location  

1. How to Select Your Assessment Location

I. Login to SparkMap and navigate to the Community Assessment.

II. Select Your Location of Interest (Figure 1).

Figure 1: Select Location by County

2. How to Save Your Assessment Location

I. Once you’ve selected the location you’d like to save, click the “Save/Edit Location” button at the top right corner of the page (Figure 2).  

II. A popup will appear (Figure 3). In the popup, set a Location Name and Description. Then, click “Save.”

Figure 2: Save/Edit button
Figure 3: Save Location popup

3. How to Access and Edit Your Saved Location

I. After saving your location of interest, refresh the Assessment page. You should now see a “My Locations” button at the top of your Assessment (Figure 4).  

  • Click “My Locations” to view your previously saved locations.  
Figure 4: My Locations button

II. To use a saved location in an Assessment, select that location from the list and then click “Data Indicators” to move to the next step of the Assessment.  

III. To edit or delete a Location, select that Location from the list and click “Save/Edit Location” (Figure 5).  

  • Once you’ve edited your location geography, click on the “Save/Edit” button to Update location (overwriting existing location), Save as (create a new location) or Cancel editing (Figure 6).
Figure 5: Edit Location screen
Figure 6: Update location, Save as, Cancel editing options

Bonus: How to Access and Edit Your Saved Assessment Location from Your Dashboard

★ Only available to Pro and Premium subscribers

I. You can also access or delete Locations from your dashboard. Once on your dashboard, click on “My Data and Locations” (Figure 7).

Figure 8.

II. You will see your saved Locations available (Figure 9).

  • To start an Assessment preloaded with your Location, click “New Assessment” next to your chosen location.
  • To edit or remove your location, click “Edit Location”.
Figure 9: Access or Edit Location

Have questions? Email us at sparkmap@missouri.edu for additional assistance.