In this posting we feature the C4EO Centre for Excellence and Outcomes in Children and Young People's Services web site and their recently published Progress Maps, which aim to assist users to understand "what works": evidence that has been shown to improve outcomes for children and families.
The Spotlight is cast on international Socio-economic Development, we have selected three recent client examples from Europe, where InstantAtlas has been used to present and report on key economic indicators and trends.
We have updated the Local Information System Resource Pack (at www.instantatlas.com/lis) with some new documents, in particular a supplementary report to the generic LIS business case report from North East Lincolnshire. This provides additional business case material collated from customers and links to material that has been published since the North East Lincolnshire report was written.
I hope you find this posting of great interest.
C4EO - Centre for Excellence and Outcomes in Children and Young People's Services
The Progress Map is an interactive web-based tool. It aims to help professionals access and apply the "what works" evidence that C4EO has collected, which has been shown to improve outcomes for children, young people and their families
The Centre for Excellence and Outcomes in Children and Young People's Services (C4EO) has used InstantAtlas as a core component of the interactive, web-based tools it is developing to help professionals access and apply the 'what works' evidence collected by the Centre to improve outcomes for children, young people and families.
Using InstantAtlas (with excellent technical support from Geowise) has allowed us to develop and launch complex, interactive tools in a very short period of time. Though it is still early days, feedback so far has been overwhelming positive.
Jez MacDonald | Web Development Manager | Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)
The CEO4 Progress Map is available from http://www.c4eo.org.uk/Progress_Maps
Client Spotlight – Socio-economic Development
Observatory, Álava, Spain
The Observatorio Social de Álava was created as a tool for sharing information on the activities of social services in the historic territory.
Statistical Office of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
The new online maps for Schleswig-Holstein make it possible for different audiences to gain a quick overview of the structure and trends in each district.
Blackpool Council, United Kingdom
This Instant Atlas display was created to show viewers custom ranges rather than dividing the data into equal intervals or quantiles for the Index of Multiple Deprivation 2007 and its seven domains of deprivation. –
InstantAtlas Resource Packs
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
InstantAtlas is now well-established in the United States and United Kingdom and used by state health departments, regional and local public health authorities. It is ideal for presenting data values and trends in a spatial context to internal and external audiences. e.g. demographic data, epidemiological statistics, health indicators.
InstantAtlas serves equally well as a tool for monitoring performance of health resources and presenting survey results. Departments of Health in ten US States are implementing this software.
We have included some recent BRFSS examples on our website some of which are live operational applications, others are demonstration samples to show the power and flexibility of InstantAtlas
For further details visit our BRFSS Examples
Crime Mapping – Amethyst Project
The Amethyst Project is part of the crime reduction partnership in Cornwall. The Cornwall Crime Explorer is aimed at a non-expert end-user audience across the local partnership and external citizens. It illustrates a number of good practice concepts including easily understandable categorical classes, use of recognised colour shading and extensive descriptive metadata notes.
The atlas is based on the Performance Analysis Template in stand-alone mode with statistics being published quarterly by crime analysts using Excel. It offers a cross-cutting view of a range of indicators, in this case crime types, with the flexibility to view trends in a pop-up line graph.
Business Benefits for LIS Development
We have updated the Local Information System Resource Pack (at www.instantatlas.com/lis) with some new documents, in particular a supplementary report to the generic LIS business case report from North East Lincolnshire.
Seminars & Conferences
Where to see InstantAtlas
"Location, location, location - Whither Geographical Information"
14th May 2009 - Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, UK
This year's BURISA Conference is the ideal opportunity to catch up with progress and issues in geographical information, demystify the jargon and look ahead to future developments.
URISA's Second GIS in Public Health Conference
June 5-8, 2009 - Providence, Rhode Island, US
The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) is hosting the second specialty conference to explore the many uses of GIS for public health access, processes, and decision-making. – Click here for Further details of the Conference
North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR)
2009 Annual Conference - June 13-19, 2009 San Diego, California, US
This year's conference, "Charting the Course to a New World in Cancer Surveillance" will highlight new directions in cancer surveillance with current and future technologies in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, as well as innovations in bioinformatics and genetics as these impact the cancer data collection
InstantAtlas will be demonstrated at these conferences, if you wish to be given a demo at the event email us at firstname.lastname@example.org