Local Government Chronicle, the title for senior council managers, has used InstantAtlas to create an online map that shows the current state of devolution in England.

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Across the country, councils are joining up to create new combined authorities – new organisations which will be given additional powers and resources by the government, especially if they are prepared to accept an elected mayor.

LGC has conducted in depth research by speaking to local politicians and council officers to find out the current position in each area. But the title sought a novel way of using mapping software to show what the situation is around the country in a single map…

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Creating a single hub for key Northamptonshire data in an easily accessible format using graphs, maps and tables

Using data visualisation tools to provide local context for decision making and meet open data aspirations

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The Cambridgeshire Research Group has created several interactive atlases combining local and national open data with a range of InstantAtlas data visualisation analysis tools. It has been working to establish a local data portal called Cambridgeshire Insight Open Data as the single place to get local information. Organisations are now sharing data in order to change the way people live and work in the county, as well as meeting the requirements for an open government. Using the latest developments in InstantAtlas visualisation tools Cambridgeshire Research Group is using Cambridgeshire Insight to meet the open government aspirations. We spoke to Hendrik Grothuis, Research Manager-Innovation, Cambridgeshire Research Group, Cambridgeshire County Council about the project.

 Could you tell us more about the latest additions?

 Like most local authorities, the use of good quality small area statistics is a good way to identify trends for research data…

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“Presenting statistical data to a wide range of users across multiple platforms using online mapping software”

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How did you first hear about InstantAtlas?

A colleague who is involved in monitoring education for the county found out about InstantAtlas at a meeting and told me about it…

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AIRO adds a mapping tool for housing data in the Dublin region to its series of interactive mapping tools for all local and regional authorities in Ireland.

We have previously highlighted the interactive mapping tools for all local and regional authorities in Ireland developed by the All-Island Research Observatory (AIRO). AIRO undertakes academic and applied mapping research and produces spatial datasets and specialist tools.

Earlier this year AIRO launched a free-to-use, online monitoring tool that maps housing data for the Dublin region. The interactive mapping tool allows users to examine and interrogate the geography of Dublin’s housing. It includes over 700 maps revealing changes in the spatial patterns of all private and social housing tenures, including information relating to household composition and state housing supports to private renters.

Councillor Críona Ní Dhálaigh says mapping housing data is extremely useful for the future planning and distribution of housing in Dublin and to support the decision making of central government and the local authorities to meet the scale of housing need. This in turn will ensure good quality, accessible and affordable public housing in the Dublin region.

The development of the monitoring tool is based on the housing data available from the 2011 Census at Electoral District and Small Area levels and selected census datasets from 2006, 2002 and 1991. It is accompanied by rent supplement recipient datasets from Department of Social Protection. Future modules currently under development will include additional local authority housing related data for the Dublin region, for example in relation to housing standards and local authority mortgages.

The AIRO website has grown to become an excellent resource for planning and policy making. Justin Gleeson, Director of AIRO, Maynooth University is delighted to get this toolkit up and running and is looking forward to a continuing relationship with Dublin City Council. “This is the first step on a very exciting project and it is an initiative that is easily transferable to the rest of the country,” he says.

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

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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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A look back at the 2014 InstantAtlas Workshops

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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.

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