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EDI summaries


This map shows the number of usable EDIs collected in communities and subcommunities across Alberta. Summaries of EDI results are provided for communities and subcommunities, along with pie charts of results for each area of development.


The five areas are: physical health and well-being, social competence, emotional maturity, language and thinking skills, and communication skills and general knowledge. Results are grouped into three categories: developing appropriately (DA), experiencing difficulty (ED) and experiencing great difficulty (EGD). For more information about the EDI, click here.


How to navigate and read information



1.    Moving around the map

To zoom, use the Zoom in button + or the Zoom out button -, the mouse and scroll wheel, or the arrow keys on the keyboard. To zoom in, you can also press and hold the SHIFT key and drag a box on the map.


To zoom the map to its initial view, click the Default view button.


To pan, use your mouse and scroll wheel or the arrow keys on your keyboard.


To find your current location, click the Find my location button . You may need to authorize the site to access your location information. Your results may vary based on your connection type, Internet service provider, physical location, network, and browser.


To switch the base map, mouse over the Layers menu. The Layers button also allows you to display the community or subcommunity boundary layer on the map.

Please note: The accuracy and updating of base maps is the responsibility of base map providers.


If you have a Mac with OS X 10.6 or greater, you can take advantage of multitouch gestures by dragging two fingers to pan and zoom the map. The default behavior is to pan. To zoom, press and hold the Shift key to zoom in or out. Dragging two fingers toward you zooms in; dragging two fingers away zooms out.


2.    Title bar


Shows the title of the map that is displayed.



3.    Legend


Shows the number of usable EDI questionnaires in each community and subcommunity. These have been grouped into five categories using the equal interval method and colour-coded. The darker colours represent a larger number of usable EDIs.


4.    Pop-ups


Pop-ups provide information about communities and subcommunites. Move the mouse to a location on the map and left click. A pop-up will appear and five tabs will be populated on the right side of the page:




o   EDIs usable (number of EDI questionnaires analyzed),

o   parental consent percentage of parents who provided consent for their children to be included in the EDI study,

o   sex - percentage of boys/girls, and

o   special needs per cent percentage of children with severe diagnosed special needs; not included in EDI results.


         Physical, Social, Emotional, Language and Communication:


o   These represent the five areas of development measured by the EDI. Move mouse over each slice of the pie chart to get results DA (developing appropriately), ED (experiencing difficulty) and EGD (experiencing great difficulty).


In subcommunities, the name of the community is also listed in the pop-up.


5.    Footer


Shows other important messages on how to interpret the webmap.


6.    Search options


Type in an address to quickly find the community where it is located.



7.    Set layer transparency slider


Allows you to increase the map transparency so that you can identify the base map features. Decrease the layer transparency to focus on the layer details and hide the base map underneath.