About Sophie Lloyd

Director of Success With Software - The official reseller for InstantAtlas in Australia, NZ and SE Asia offering efficient and effective support, maintenance and training.

Creating a global atlas for rheumatic heart disease data in an easily accessible format using graphs, maps and tables

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Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is a preventable, treatable form of cardiovascular disease that affects over 32 million people around the world and claims 275,000 lives annually. It affects the world’s poorest, most vulnerable populations and imposes heavy costs on the health systems that can least afford it. If left untreated, RHD can lead to heart valve damage, stroke, heart failure, and death. Treatment of advanced disease requires costly surgery unavailable in many parts of the world.

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“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.

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

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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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Mapping health inequalities in cardiovascular disease using mapping software at the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, Auckland

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InstantAtlas is being used by Dr Dan Exeter at the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences at the University of Auckland to map health inequalities. Dan is a senior lecturer in the School of Population Health and his current research focuses on the development of deprivation indices using routine administrative data sources. He explains how InstantAtlas is helping him to create interactive online atlases of cardiovascular disease treatment and outcomes.

What is your project?

I have a background in quantitative health geography and my current research is focussed on geographical variations in health outcomes…

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How interactive mapping software is being used to present health related data and information by CPHROnline in New Zealand

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InstantAtlas in action

Caroline Fyfe, Research Assistant, has been working on the New Zealand, Centre for Public Health Research website CPHROnline. Here she tells us how the project got off the ground and the benefits of using InstantAtlas.

What is your project?

Our project is called CPHROnline. The website allows health professionals, academics and the public to access all kinds of health related data online via a series of interactive maps. As well as mapping health data, CPHROnline reports include bar charts comparing health data between different regions and time series charts which show how health indicators within each region have changed over time.

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Post contribution by Sophie Lloyd, Director of Success With Software – The official reseller for InstantAtlas in Australia, NZ and SE Asia – Find out more www.successwithsoftware.com.au