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EDI results and community resources


This map shows EDI results for each of the five areas of development and early childhood development (ECD) resources for communities and subcommunities.


The five areas of development measured by the EDI 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


Displays the title of the map and which ECD resources are being 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.    Footer


Shows other important messages on how to interpret the map.


5.    Pop-ups


Provide information about EDI results and ECD resources for communities and subcommunities.


EDI results


Pop-ups provide information about communities and subcommunities. Move 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   EDI 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 boys/girls),

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

o    SEI score.


           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.


           Community resources


o   When you click on a resource icon on the map, a pop-up will appear with information such as the name of the resource, resource type, available programs and services and external web link. Information is available at the community and subcommunity level.


o   When you click on a hyperlink, the website link will open in a new browser window.


6.    Search options


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


7.    Drop-down menu


Select the ECD resource that you would like view on the map by clicking on the Select resource type button .


8.    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.