Mapping Application: Quick Start Guide
Welcome to Worcestershire Insights, please find below our quick start guide to the mapping application.
Accessing the mapping function
You can access the mapping function on the site in several ways.
- Through the ‘Themed Reports’ menu at the top of the page, selecting your data theme and then selecting the map option from the top left of the screen.
- Or by selecting a theme from the home page, then selecting the map option from the top left of the screen.
- By selecting the ‘Data explorer’ menu option.
Video 1. Demonstrating accessing mapping function
Navigating your map
The mouse pointer can be used to pan and zoom in/out of your map.
You can also use the mouse pointer to select an area, this will bring up a summary of the data for that area, Worcestershire, West Midlands, and England.
The Home icon can be used to return to default map at any time.
Video 2. Demonstrating navigating your map
Formatting your map
Once you have generated your map there are tools available to format it to your required specifications.
- There are drop down menus on the left of the screen that allow you to select the level of area (LOSA, District, LA, Ward, Region, County) and the year that you are interested in.
- Underneath the drop-down menus there are a range of indicators that you can use to filter the data, and a search box if required.
- On the map itself you use the drop-down bar on the right to change how the data is displayed. You can choose from; Quantile, Equal Interval, Natural Breaks, Standard Deviation, High to Low, Above and Below, Centered On, Extremes, or Proportional Circles.
- On the left-hand side of the map there are zoom controls, a home button which takes you back to the default map. Filters by level of area (LOSA, District, LA, Ward, Region, County) and an export option where you can choose the type of file that you would like to export.
- Above the map there is a data tab that displays the data in a chart, this can be downloaded into excel.
Video 3. Demonstrating formatting functions for maps