| What do I need
to use Maps&Stats?
We are looking into ways to make Maps&Stats work on other operating system
and computers and with different browsers.
- You need Internet Explorer version 4.0 or above.
- You will need a PC running Windows 95/98/2000/XP.
- Your screen resolution
should be set to at least 1024 x 768.
- Ideally you should have a broadband
connection. Maps&Stats will work with a normal 56k modem, but
will be slow.
- Your Internet Explorer security settings must allow
active-X "plug-ins" to be downloaded and run. The first time you
use Maps&Stats an Active-X plug-in will be downloaded.
may take a few minutes on a slow landline. Maps&Stats will not
work properly without it.
- You need an understanding of statistics! See below.
What Demonstrations are available on how to use Maps&Stats?
The animations listed below are for a previous version of Maps&Stats,
and will be updated in the near future, for the meantime however
they do give you an idea of what Maps&Stats
can do for you and how to start using it.
Where can I find out what all the functions do?
- 'Find my Street'
See a demonstration of how to quickly find your street.
- Find out information for a Ward
See how to get the 'Deprivation' figures for Bolton Ward.
- Draw your own Area
See how to draw an area on screen.
- Find the Population of 'My Area'
See how easy it is to run reports for your own areas.
- Find an area you've previously drawn
See how to get back to one of your areas. (Registered users only)
based help gives you further guidance on the working of the system, again
this will be updated soon.
Where can I get additional help, support
or training on using Maps&Stats or Statistics?
The community work team supporting Maps&Stats (Community
Stats) are based at Bradford
Resource Centre and offer a number of services:
Contact them at BCR on 01274 779003 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Surgeries": which offer free informal support, advice and training on finding and interpreting Statistics and on using Maps&Stats.
- Help with funding bids.
- Using information to establish and support social/community enterprises.
- A range of tailored training around community research, using information,
regeneration, community organising, etc.
- Commissioned work to find and coordinate community research projects.
In addition for technical queries Bradford
Councils Research and
Consultation Service (who designed and developed Maps&Stats) can be
contacted by email (email@example.com)
or phone on (01274) 437269
How are the Statistics Calculated?
There is a page on Community
Stats that gives a quick explanation
of how the starts are worked out and can be found here.
an HTML version of a paper written by Erik
Thomasson, Senior Policy officer in Bradford Councils Research
and Consultation service who is in charge of the section responsible
for development of Maps&Stats, about the process used by Maps&Stats
that was presented at various conferences can be found here.