Ecomap Template

Better Study Family Systems

A single, connected workspace to bring together data, people, and research to streamline counselling and social work assessment.

  • Get a headstart with customizable ecomap templates
  • Real-time visual collaboration to work with clients
  • PNG, SVG, and PDF export for sharing and publishing
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How to Create an Ecomap?

Create Ecomaps in Minutes

Create Ecomaps in Minutes

Create Ecomaps in Minutes

Multiple ecomap templates to quickly start mapping your client family’s ecological system.

Automatic drawing with Plus Create and preset color themes to accelerate developing and styling ecomaps during family assessment.

Dynamic connectors that arrange themselves automatically to instantly visualize the family’s relationships to their social systems.

Professional diagramming tools to create family trees, genograms, sociograms, culturagrams, and more for social work assessment.


Centralize Your Research Data

Centralize Your Research Data

Infinite canvas that scales up to 1000s of items in a single view to gather and organize multidimensional information on clients during research.

Import images, vectors, and more into the canvas to create more data-rich and informative ecomaps.

Embed documents, records, and assets with in-app previews to link information together around ecomaps for easier analysis.

Multiple access and role levels to streamline sharing, reviewing, and editing your ecomaps.

Centralize Your Research Data
Develop Ecomaps Collaboratively

Develop Ecomaps Collaboratively

Develop Ecomaps Collaboratively

Real-time cursors for any number of participants. Collaborate with family members and peer researchers on a shared canvas.

Video conferencing baked into the platform to feel like you are in the same room while interviewing or collaborating with clients.

Comment with context, have discussions and follow-ups on the same canvas. Async!

Embed ecomaps on any site or share with anyone via an email or link invite to collaborate on.


Build Interactive, Data-Rich Ecomaps

Build Interactive, Data-Rich Ecomaps

Extend your ecomaps by recording additional details on family members and social and environmental systems with custom properties and additional data fields.

Create multiple perspectives out of your family assessment data with model objects; convert ecomaps to family trees, genograms, hierarchical charts, and more.

Use frames inside the infinite canvas to generate page-like layouts to organize your data, group similar content, or build a presentation flow for your research.

Export ecomap diagrams as SVGs, PNGs, JPEGs, and PDFs to publish, present, print, or share.

Build Interactive, Data-Rich Ecomaps

What is an Ecomap?

An ecomap is a popular social work assessment tool that is used to visualize the social and personal relationships of individuals/families have with their environment.

How to Create an Ecomap?

  • You can create an ecomap yourself based on the interviews and research you have done on your client, or you can allow your client to draw it on their own.
  • You can start with a Creately’s pre-made ecomap template or you can create it from scratch using the correct ecomap symbols and connections. You can invite your client to collaborate on the ecomap using a secure diagram share link as well.
  • Start by drawing a circle in the middle of the canvas. This is where you should list down the name of the individual.
  • However, if you are creating a family ecomap, represent the family members with a genogram in the middle of the circle.
  • Represent males with squares and females with circles. Write down their names and age in their representative shape.
  • Round the circle in the centre, draw some more circles to represent people, institutions, entities etc. your clients have relationships with.
  • Draw connecting lines between the external entities and your client/s. Use the various ecomap connector types to represent the quality of the relationship. Arrowheads should be added to show the direction.
  • If you wish to add your ecomap to a presentation or document you can download it as an image. If you wish to take print-outs, export it as a PDF. Using the Creately Viewer, you can also embed it in websites or blogs.