Locations is an optional feature that can be used to represent people's physical location around the world. Examples of locations could be "United States" or "Sydney offices".
Locations are associated with a person record and cannot be associated with any other records (for example Teams). Locations essentially provide you with a way to "tag" a person with an additional attribute (their physical location) to serve as an additional view into your data. That is, the Locations Dashboard will show you aggregated data on all people within a given location.
Another advantage of using Locations is that you can find people with specific skills and/or interests in a specific geographic location using the People Finder function.
To add a location:
- Click "Locations" on the left hand menu.
- Click "Add a location"
- Give the location a name
- Drag the marker on the map to the desired physical location
- Click "Save"
The location can now be added to a person's record when adding or editing a person.
If you don't wish to use Locations in your Skills Base instance, the Locations module can be disabled by an administrator via the Admin -> Settings -> Customizations menu.