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Quick guide: Single Maps - HTML version

Clicking on the fill window may improve the view of the report on smaller screens. Once this is done the map reloads, so any changes will be lost.

1. How do I display the data?

When you first open the Single Map View it displays the most recent data for your chosen indicator. If the map contains a number of indicators (within a dataset) it will display the latest data for the first indicator in the list.

To change a selected indicator click the Data button next to the map to view a list of the available indicators. Click on the required indicator to select.

Data Button

The Metadata icon Metadata icon allows you to see details about each indicator eg how it is calculated, source of the data, etc. To view the metadata click the icon next to the indicator.






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2. What do the different elements of the Single Map View mean?

Click on the elements (highlighted in red) on the diagram below to find out more about them.

2.1 Title of the indicator

This is the title of the indicator which is being displayed on the map. The default is the first indicator listed. When you click on another indicator this title will change and the map and bar chart will change to show the corresponding data.

2.2 Data button

Data Button

When you first open the Single Map View it displays the most recent data for your chosen indicator. If the map contains a number of indicators (within a dataset) it will display the latest data for the first indicator in the list.

To change a selected indicator click the Data button next to the map to view a list of the available indicators. Click on the required indicator to select.

The Metadata icon Metadata icon allows you to see details about each indicator eg how it is calculated, source of the data, etc. To view the metadata click the icon next to the indicator.

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2.3 Filter button

Filter Button

The Filter button allows you to display data for one geographical region. Click the button to show a list of all areas. Once an area is selected the menu closes, the other data are hidden and the maps zoom in to the selected area.

2.4 Legend

The map is controlled by a legend box. This shows the key to the map, including the colours used and their values and allows you to make changes to the map’s appearance.

Using the legend you can:

Change the colours on the map, and the classes used by clicking the cog icon ().

View the strategic health authority (SHA) or geographical region boundaries by clicking the blue checkbox next to 'Strategic health authorities' or 'Geographical region'. The regions will then be outlined in green.

View a more detailed map with names of towns etc by clicking the checkbox next to 'Background Mapping'. This is only shown when zoomed into the map.






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2.5 Map

The map shows the geographical boundaries for either PCTs, local authorities or top level local authorities in England depending on which dataset you are looking at. The organisational area which you have selected will be highlighted on the map. The map shows visually any geographical concentrations for particular indicators. You can use the controls on the map to zoom in and out and move around.

2.6 Area list

The area list shows the names of all areas and the value being displayed on the map. Click the title bar to sort the list by name, indicator value or count.








2.7 Region list

The region list shows the average indicator for each region (if available). Clicking on a region adds the data to the bar and time series charts.








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2.8 Bar chart

The bar chart shows all the PCTs, local authorities or top level local authorities in England depending on which dataset you are looking at. If you have an area filter selected it will only display those for that area. It ranks them from low to high, with the organisational area with the lowest percentage or rate for that indicator on the left moving to the highest percentage or rate for that indicator on the right.




2.9 Time series chart

Where data are available for more than one year, a time series chart will be produced. You can use this to look for trends in your local area. For example, much of the ethnicity data are available for a number of years so by looking at the time series chart you could see if particular population groups are going up, down or not changing. If you choose a regional average to compare your organisation to, this will also appear on the time series chart.




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3. Additional facilities

Additional

Clicking on the help button will bring you back to this help page.

Print exports the visible screen to a printer.

Share allows you to email the url for the exact report you are viewing to a colleague or obtain a url allowing you to embed the report in another website.

Expand

The above button appears when you hover in the top right of any of the boxes on the report.

Clicking on Expand will open the box in a new web page allowing you to copy or print.

Clicking on Expand will expand the element to the full page (clicking again will revert to the previous view).

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