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Quick guide: Trust Single Maps

1. How do I display the data?

Data Button

When you first open the Trust Single Map View it displays the most recent data for your chosen indicator (or in some cases survey question). 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. What do the different elements of the Trust 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 (or in some cases survey question) 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 charts and tables will change to show the corresponding data.

2.2 Data button

Data Button

When you first open the Trust 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 Region button

Region Button

The Region button allows you to display data for one area. 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 Metadata button

Metadata Button

Click the Metadata button to see details about the chosen indicator, eg how it is calculated, source of the data, date of publication, etc. This opens a new window with the metadata information.

2.5 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 pen icon.

View the Strategic Health Authority (SHA) boundaries by clicking the blue checkbox next to 'Strategic health authorities'. The regions will then be outlined in red.

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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2.6 Map

The map shows the geographical boundaries for strategic health authorities in England and the location of each Trust (indicated by the dot). The map shows visually any geographical concentrations for particular indicators. The size of the dot relates to the percentage or rate for that chosen indicator - the larger the dot, the higher the percentage or rate. You can use the controls on the map to zoom in and out and move around.

2.7 Area list

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

The magnifying glass icon can be used to zoom and centre the map on the selected area.




2.8 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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2.9 Bar chart

The bar chart shows all Trusts in England. If you have an area filter selected it will only display Trusts for that area. It ranks them from low to high, with the Trust 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.




2.10 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. If you choose a regional average to compare your organisation to, this will also appear on the time series chart.

If data is not available for more than one year, the statement 'No data available' is displayed.




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3. How do I export?

To export the image to use in your own reports right click the image and select Export. You can then choose to export the entire image - "Export full screen" or select parts of the map such as "Bar Chart".

Export

The export function exports the screen exactly as it looks, you can move the elements around before printing by using the popup menu in the top right hand corner of each of the items and by clicking the borders of the elements.


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