Map Building

Building Process Maps with MEERQAT is easy!

The next generation in Process Map building

MEERQAT’s new Basemap Builder allows you to expand the usefulness of your process maps and opens a new world of possibilities for evaluation and quality improvement.

With the Basemap Builder you can generate interactive process maps, program logic models or theory of change models. These can be used in team-based review activities to capture the knowledge and experience of team members.

You can also create your own bespoke versions of any basemap in our Basemap Library, allowing you to adapt our maps to your own unique requirements.

Key features of the Basemap Builder

  • Click and drag functionality to create and position nodes where you want them
  • Optional snap-to-grid for node positioning
  • A pop-up side panel to enter information for each node
  • Add documents to nodes with hyperlinks 
  • Add free text anywhere on your map
  • Optional “swimlane” feature for process maps
  • Undo functionality
  • Auto save your work as you go

NQ Dry Tropics Case Study

The Waterways, Wetlands and Coasts (WWC) team of NQ Dry Tropics started using MEERQAT in 2015, to track progress against the many interrelated outcomes of the WWC Plan. At that time, the program logic for the WWC Plan included 30 five-year goals and 14 long-term (i.e. 20-year) goals.

The WWC team, led by Laura Dunstan, came up with a clever way to use MEERQAT to keep track of program activities being undertaken by the various team members and other stakeholders.

After building their logic model using MEERQAT’s Basemap Builder, Laura created a new Assessment from the WWC Plan basemap on the first day of their six-month work plan.

Laura-Dunstan, our case study for map building
Laura Dunstan

Every week, team members recorded details of activities undertaken that week against the relevant nodes, adding comments and attaching documents. In this way, the Assessment became a repository for weekly progress towards the desired outcomes.

At the end of six months, the whole team reviewed all the comments and documents recorded against each node and used MEERQAT’s Assessment tool to rate their progress towards the goal.

They used MEERQAT’s Action Planning tool to identify any remaining tasks needed to achieve particular outcomes. This served as the starting point for their next six-month work plan, which they tracked using a new Assessment created from the WWC Plan basemap. This cycle was repeated several times with successful results.

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