As a result of our work in South Africa and growing interest in the UK, Selective Analytics is developing a new geospatial modelling tool called Spatial Modeller. This work combines a number of features we have recently developed into a web-based application. This is a large piece of work any will take many months, but we wanted to get some information out to our current clients to get your feedback.
The tool combines the experience from many of our projects with the new web-based tools for visualising and interacting with data. The new features of Spatial Modeller are:
We believe that our clients are intelligent, but time poor. This means they need someone to do the modelling and assemble a good overview, but they are quite capable of looking at the data themselves too.
We therefore wanted to combine the ease of a slide presentation with the ability to dig down into the live data. Well, in the Spatial Modeller we think we have come up with a really powerful way of doing that, called Story Mode©.
Story Mode allows us, or you, to put together a slide show of maps, charts and tables produced inside Spatial Modeller. You can add notes (see picture above right), order the slides and step through like a normal slide show. The powerful part is that each slide is on live data and at any point the view can click a button and all the analytic tools of Spatial Modeller come alive, e.g. drill down, compare, analyse. Click another button and you are back to the slide show.
This means our user can get a great overview, but at any time can explore the data for themselves. Or maybe you want to create your own story to present to colleagues, stakeholders or the public. If they ask a detailed question like “how does it effect my clinic” then no problem, you can find the answers right there at the touch of a button.
We are about half way through the development of this tool and its starting to come together. Now is the time to get some feedback from you our clients and friends to incorporated in the next stages. How about telling us:
Please either leave a comment below, or if its confidential then email us directly via our contact form. We would love to hear from you.