MAPSTATS - cat no. 2063.0
MapStats (previously named QuickMaps) are designed to provide users with quick and easy access to thematically mapped Census statistics. Output will be based on Place of Usual Residence. The maps will be available for larger geographies and will depict selected population, ethnicity, education, family, income, labour force and dwelling characteristics.
The thematic maps contain identifiers for clients to recognise selected areas. Identifiers include main roads, rivers, airports and selected areas labelled. A scale bar is included on each map for reference. MapStats Templates
Users will have the opportunity to select a topic and a level of geographic disaggregation that best suits their needs wherever possible.
For each thematic map, a legend with a maximum of five classes have been used so that the viewer is able to distinguish each class clearly. Class intervals which reflect the distribution of the data are calculated using a 'Natural Break' method.
The 'Natural Break' method divides the data into classes based on the natural groups in the data distribution. It uses a statistical formula that calculates groupings of data values based on data distribution, and also seeks to reduce variance within groups and maximize variance between groups.
Clients of this product will range from novice users to clients who previously used the 2001 CDATA Quickbuild product.
The 'MapStats' product will display a thematic map, showing the distribution of Census data for the chosen location.- (see below).
Clients will be able to print these maps.
Users will be able to export the thematic maps displayed in the 'MapStats' product, via the following formats:
- Adobe Acrobat (.PDF files)
- Portable Network Graphics (.PNG files)
Anticipated Release Dates
MapStats will be released in two phases.
- First Release Maps: expected to be June 2007
- Second Release Maps: expected to be October 2007