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What are 'Historic Maps'?

Historic maps have been created once, with the aim of being re-usable depending on the data the user wishes to see. It is best thought of as a template, into which any data which matches the geography type of the map can be slotted into.

For example, if data has been formatted to fit census output areas, it cannot be applied to a Ward template map, as it would not be applicable to the ward boundaries. For this reason, data has to be formatted a number of times by the Singlepoint administrators in order to allow the same set of data to be viewed across a number of different geography types.

As the maps have been built to incorporate any data which is formatted to fit its geography, due to its flexible nature it must omit more complex demonstrations of data, such as charts, graphs or tables, in order that it will work correctly with any data. If it were to incorporate these more complex graphical representations, it is likely that some datasets would cause the maps to work incorrectly and therefore confuse the user. For this reason, they remain relatively simple. More complex maps can be viewed in the 'Custom Maps' section.

Historic Maps can be accessed one of two ways; either from the main section of the logged in page, or by using the 'tab' at the top of each page.

You can also read a Run through of the Historic Maps section.

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