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New map feature for statistical datasets

We have just released a new feature for our dataset pages: a thematic map or 'choropleth', illustrating how the data varies across geographical regions. This is part of our ongoing commitment to improving access to and understanding of our data.

This tool gives users a quick visual first impression of geographical variations in each dataset (see the Household interim projections dataset for an example of this - the map is displayed below the table). You can set the values of the non-geographic dimensions; for example, which time period you are interested in, and then the tool will shade the relevant region accordingly.

More enhancements to this feature will be coming soon, as will further geographical tools for selecting and viewing our data.

The development of this new feature of Swirrl's PublishMyData platform was sponsored jointly by DCLG and the EU funded OpenCube project.