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  • David E Carey 3:34 PM on November 20, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: ACE Election Dashboards, Americans with Disabilities Act, Colorado Department of State, discriminatory state voting, Elections Division Director, Judd Choate, Scott Gessler, statewide election reporting, Voter registration, voter registration statistics   

    Colorado ACE Election Dashboards

    Colorado Department of State takes accountability to the next level with an innovative election reporting initiative. Accountability in Colorado Elections (ACE), uses interactive mapping software to produce a series of interactive maps, charts, and tables of Colorado election data by county helping the people of Colorado gain an insight into how their government conducts elections.

    Turning a vision into reality

    Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler has been the driving force behind a website designed to help the people of Colorado get a better understanding of how their elections are run. Gessler challenged his  team to take publicly available data and put it into a digestible format for everyone to see. The data includes information about the statewide election that takes place each November as well as Primary elections that occur in June in even years. The data is presented in five major topic areas:  types of ballots issued and receipt statistics; county compliance with legal requirements and participation in recommended activities; gross and net elections costs provided by counties; voter registration statistics; and recently added voter turnout by party affiliation.

    Read the full story

  • David E Carey 11:58 AM on November 12, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: emily silcock, health and social care atlases, kent and medway public health observatory,   

    Using interactive maps to involve local communities in health and social care service development while informing commissioning decisions 



    Kent and Medway Public Health Observatory has developed Health and Social Care Maps to give an overview of local healthcare needs and service gaps. The maps pull together information from a range of sources across both health and social care and are helping to involve local communities in health and social care service development while informing commissioning decisions. We spoke to Emily Silcock, Public Health Information Analyst at the Observatory about the interactive maps.

    When did you first discover mapping software?

    The team first became aware of InstantAtlas when looking at the SEPHO website (now SEKIT) over 5 years ago and had seen the mapping software being used on other health related websites…

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  • David E Carey 12:46 PM on October 28, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: ADHS, , community profiles dashboard, interactive mapping of public health data   

    How Arizona Department of Health Services has used interactive mapping software to help community planners ensure spending meets local need 


    The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) was set up to promote and protect the health of Arizona’s children and adults. Its mission is to set the standard for personal and community health through direct care, science, public policy, and leadership. The Department carries out initiatives in diverse areas such as behavioural health, disease prevention and control, health promotion, community public health, environmental health, maternal and child health, emergency preparedness and regulation of childcare and assisted living centres, nursing homes, hospitals and emergency services.

    Read the full article here

  • frenchpeter 1:49 PM on October 7, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: instantatlas server profiles, profile modules   

    Enhance your InstantAtlas Server profiles with a Google location map 


    The Profiles module of InstantAtlas Server provides a powerful set of tools to design and deliver highly effective reports containing a mix of appropriate information relating to a specific area or number of areas. They support a wide range of chart types and tables, intelligent text, and images. This tutorial is aimed at InstantAtlas Server (IAS) administrators that wish to enhance their profile reports by adding an interactive location map.

    Including a map at the top of a profile that shows the location of the area being reported on is useful for obvious reasons. An end user that is not familiar with the area will want to know where it is. A map also makes the profile more visually interesting, particularly if the rest of the profile is dominated by text and/or tables.

    Click here for the full tutorial

  • Sophie Lloyd 8:45 AM on September 18, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: data mapping software, ninti-one, professor slade lee, remote australian online atlases   

    “How a national not-for-profit company in Australia is using data mapping software to improve community development in remote regions” 

    Ninti One is a national not-for-profit company that builds opportunities for people in remote Australia through the application of research, innovation and community development. It works mainly with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and associated organisations. We spoke to Associate Professor Slade Lee about Ninti One’s use of data mapping software.

    When did you start using InstantAtlas?

    Ninti One Limited started using InstantAtlas around two years ago to present information and research that would help interested parties, governments, policy makers, and the public get a better understanding of the issues affecting people in remote Australia.

    Read the full article here

  • David E Carey 3:01 PM on August 27, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: binley's ccg atlas, mapping ccg data, nhs ccg atlas   

    “Specialist health and care information solutions provider Binley’s has been using InstantAtlas in a variety of ways for geographic data mapping” 


    Consultant Kamal D’Nigel has been using InstantAtlas on over 20 projects for Binley’s and explains how he used the online mapping software to create an atlas that can be used by anyone looking for information on commissioners in the NHS.

    What is the NHS atlas you have developed?

    The map shows Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and Academic Health Science Networks as a double map. This means that anyone looking to see which CCG is responsible for a certain area can find out by simply clicking on a map. We have made data such as population, budget and number of GPs available for each CCG.

    How did the project start?

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  • David E Carey 3:11 PM on July 2, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: CCG Outcomes tools, Clinical Commissioning Group, , HSCIC, NHS England, Robert Shaw   

    Giving Clinical Commissioning Groups in England the information they need for strategic planning in an easy-to-access, easy-to-understand format 

    NHS England - CCG Outcomes Tools

    NHS England has developed Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) outcomes tools to provide interactive access to outcome and related indicators for all CCGs. The first tool it developed, the CCG Outcomes Tool, takes data from the CCG Outcomes Indicator Set to provide clear, comparative information for CCGs, Health and Wellbeing Boards, local authorities, patients and the public in England about the quality of health services commissioned by CCGs and the associated health outcomes. The indicators are useful for CCGs and Health and Wellbeing Boards to help identify local priorities for improvement and to demonstrate progress that local health systems are making.

    The CCG Outcomes Tool allows users to view maps, charts and tables for all CCGs. An Outcomes Explorer allows the user to see the relationships between two outcomes, or between demographic information and outcomes. Rob Shaw, Economic Adviser, NHS England explains how the two were developed.

    Read the full article here

  • David E Carey 10:21 AM on June 26, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: croydon data observatory, croydon observatory, , london borough lis   

    How the London Borough of Croydon is providing accurate and relevant demographic information for Croydon with the help of interactive mapping software 

    Croydon Data Observatory

    The London Borough of Croydon provides a large number of services for local people, businesses and visitors to the borough, including services for children and adults, and environmental, cultural, sports, housing, planning and benefits services. Anesa Kritah, Strategic Intelligence Manager, talks through the latest developments for the Croydon Observatory.

    What is the Croydon Observatory?

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  • David E Carey 10:15 AM on May 21, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: instantatlas workshops,   

    A look back at the 2014 InstantAtlas Workshops 

    InstantAtlas 2014 Worksop in Review


    Delegates at this year’s InstantAtlas workshops were given a unique insight into the world of interactive mapping software thanks to a day of workshops and presentations from Europe, The United States and Australia.

    After an initial welcome from Geowise managing director Mike Forster, conference attendees were guided through future developments within the InstantAtlas suite of products including InstantAtlas for ArcGIS Online. A useful session on presenting maps and data on tablets and mobile devices followed before delegates were transported to Saxony, German for a lively presentation from Andreas Valley.

    Read the review or watch videos from the workshops

    Please note, for this review InstantAtlas videos and power point presentations are being hosted on Wistia (for video) and Slide Share (for Power Point files). Please ensure your browser is compatible with these platforms. If you have problems accessing our content, then please contact and we can send you alternative file access options.


  • Sophie Lloyd 9:33 AM on May 19, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: bowel cancer australia, , Julien Wiggins, mapping cancer incidence data   

    How mapping risk factors for Australia’s second biggest cancer killer is helping to raise awareness and encourage local communities to take preventative action 

    Bowel Cancer Australia

    Bowel cancer is Australia’s second biggest cancer killer and Bowel Cancer Australia is a national charity with a vision to reduce incidence, death and suffering association with bowel cancer through advocacy, awareness, education, support and research. It aims to achieve its vision in a number of ways including the development of community awareness and education programmes to increase knowledge about bowel cancer and encouraging participation in bowel cancer screening for the early detection of bowel cancer. Chief executive Julien Wiggins tells us how interactive mapping is helping to raise awareness and encourage local communities to take preventative action.

    What is your project?

    One of our main objectives is to develop and provide practical resources to raise awareness of bowel cancer…

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