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  • 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?

    Read the full article

  • 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?

    Read the full article 

  • 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…

    Read the full article

  • David E Carey 2:21 PM on May 12, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: east carolina university, interactive mapping of health data, map public health data, mapping north carolina public health data   

    Giving students and others an insight into patterns of health risk and behavior at East Carolina University 


    East Carolina University North Carolina Health Data Explorer

    Surveillance and analysis at the Center for Health Systems Research and Development. East Carolina University is committed to service, teaching and research. It has a major commitment to improving health in the state and eastern region of North Carolina. The Center for Health Systems Research and Development (CHSRD) in the Department of Public Health is an important part of the University’s Health Sciences Division. In addition to surveillance and analysis of health problems, the Center is engaged with local communities to plan, develop, and improve systems of health services. We spoke to Christopher Mansfield and Katherine Jones about the center’s Health Data Explorer.

    What were you hoping to do?

    We had developed paper-based atlases showing major disease mortality, disparities between groups, social and economic factors for Eastern North Carolina which we updated every three years. This meant revisiting a lot of data and creating new maps each time.

    Click here to read the full article

  • jowhitlam 3:53 PM on March 25, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Hertfordshire’s Profiling Approach. We’re here! (Part 2 of a series) 

    In our last article, we introduced you to our approach of using Profiling as our core data delivery tool, its reception and usage by our users.  In this installment we share what it takes to keep our 700+ datasets in shape, the projects we are working on and the team behind it all.

    Instant Atlas is at the core of our Team.  Due to various service rationalisations, we have been gathered centrally with approximately half the team still funded and working for those services, making them subject ‘specialists’…

    Read the full article here

  • David E Carey 1:01 PM on March 11, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , mapping local community data   

    Ensuring local information systems give strategic planners high-level insight and at the same time avoid information overload. 

    local information systems with instantatlas

    The text included in this article is a transcript from our recent TalkLIS webcast interview with Tim Healey of Coventry City Council and Jamie Whyte of Trafford Council with Julian Tyndale Biscoe of InstantAtlas. You can also hear this interview by selecting the soundcloud player below.


    Hello, and welcome to the fifth in our series of talk LIS interviews. My name is Julian Tyndale-Biscoe. Today I’m joined by Jamie Whyte, data innovation specialist at Trafford Council and Tim Healey, corporate research officer in the Coventry Insight Team at Coventry City Council.

    I wondered if I could ask, Tim, you first actually, if you could tell me a little bit about the project that you’ve been working on, your LIS project and what the challenges you faced when you developed the system?


    Read the full transcript
    or listen to the interview below

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