Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2010 11:08:25 -0400
Reply-To: "Fehd, Ronald J. (CDC/OSELS/NCPHI)" <rjf2@CDC.GOV>
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From: "Fehd, Ronald J. (CDC/OSELS/NCPHI)" <rjf2@CDC.GOV>
Subject: adv: InstantAtlas software
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Harnessing interactive data visualization tools for presenting
... statistics spatially and temporally on the web
The web offers exciting new technological possibilities for the effective exploration and sharing of disease statistics in thematic maps and other graphical displays on websites. Most recently, the <event> has added considerable public interest in novel data visualizations. Yet on many health organization websites, health data is generally still mostly presented in static formats: PDF's, with query tools designed for creating tables for printing or downloading to spreadsheets.
More powerful graphical tools now exist to engage commitment to priority health issues. They can better sensitize policy-makers, internal and external audiences to the socio-economic, demographic and behavioral factors that drive health outcomes. In addition, mapping can present policy-makers with a local relevance and a means to ensure that the right resources and messages go to the right places.
Developed in Scotland, InstantAtlas is now well-established around the world within government agencies and public health authorities. It is ideal for presenting statistics in a spatial context at different levels of geography to internal and external audiences. You can take data from a spreadsheet, add your map files, publish an InstantAtlas stand-alone dynamic report and place it on your website in minutes. Applied examples of different presentation templates will be shown. The software will be demonstrated to produce a live report.