Wellbeing Toronto (Matthew McFarland)

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Wellbeing Toronto (Matthew McFarland)

  1. 1. A neighborhood wellness mapping application using ArcGIS Server
  2. 2. Background <ul><li>2005 Task force identified 13 &quot;Priority Areas&quot; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Risk factors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Measure progress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Too static </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Expand to diverse definitions of wellness </li></ul><ul><li>Expand user base </li></ul>
  3. 3. The application <ul><ul><li>140 Neighborhoods  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hundreds of indicators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Weighting important to be represented more heavily in map </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other visualizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geographic reference layers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transparency, openness, portability </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Technology <ul><li>AcrGIS Server 9 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All access to feature data through REST API </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Java / Oracle </li></ul><ul><li>GeoTools, JTS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reprojections, reformatting, spatial operations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>OpenLayers </li></ul>
  5. 5. Lessons Learned <ul><ul><li>140 detailed polygons pushed the limit for vectors in browser </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Excessive Markup </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PDFs are hard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Penetration testing results </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Weighted layers are a difficult concept for users to grasp </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UI </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Thanks!     map.toronto.ca/wellbeing

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