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Socio-economic index (SEI) and community resources

 

This map shows the socio-economic index, or SEI scores for each community and community resources. Please note that socio-economic status is complex and difficult to measure; therefore a score of 100 per cent is not possible. The SEI is also broken down by its five factors: economic stability (E), social mobility (S), cultural similarity (C), vulnerability (V) and child care (CC). High scores for SEI factors are positive, except for vulnerability where the reverse is true. For more information on SEI, 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

 

SEI scores are displayed in six clasess using the equal interval method. Lighter colours mean higher SEI scores and darker colors mean lower scores.

 

4.    Pop-ups

 

Provide information about the SEI at the community and subcommunity level and community resources at the community level.

 

         SEI

o   Move mouse to a location on the map and left click. A pop-up will appear showing the overall SEI score at the top and then a graph of the five SEI factors showing how each contributes to the socio-economic status of the community or subcommunity. When you move the mouse over each bar, the percentage is displayed.

o   The five factors are: economic stability (E), social mobility (S), cultural similarity (C), vulnerability (V) and child care (CC). High scores for SEI factors are positive, except for vulnerability where the reverse is true.

 

         Community resources

o   When you select the community resource(s) that you wish to view from the drop-down menu, an icon(s) symbolizing the resource(s) will appear on the map. Click on the icon for information about the resource, such as the name, resource type, available programs and services and an external web link.

o   Clicking on the hyperlink will open a new browser window with the web link.

 

5.    Footer

 

This section shows other important messages on how to interpret the web map.

 

6.    Search options

 

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

 

7.    Drop-down menu

 

Allows you to select the community resource type that you would like to view on the map. Or you can choose to view all the resources

 

8.    Set layer transparency

 

Allows you to incresase the map transparency so that you can identify base map features such as roads, cities, towns, etc. Decrease the layer transparency to focus on the layer details and hide the base map underneath.