New Versions of HealthLandscape Tools Coming Soon!

This summer the HealthLandscape team is hard at work rebuilding our suite of tools in JavaScript. During the course of this modernization, we are making improvements to the look, feel, and friendliness of our products. Today I want to let you know how you can get ready for the first of our tools to be rebuilt, the UDS Mapper.

The UDS Mapper is funded by the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA). The intended and most common users are Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) professionals researching their region, creating Service Area Maps, and identifying areas for potential expansion. The broader audience is diverse and includes, but is not limited to, academics, health care consultants, and even non-medical private businesses.

The UDS Mapper was originally developed in Adobe Flash and has served us well, but many browsers will soon stop supporting this platform. The new version, written in JavaScript, will have the features the Mapper is well-known for; Patient Origin maps, Medically Underserved Areas/Populations layers, the drawing tool, as well as the ability to map your own data via QuickGeocodes.

Currently when one is developing a map the user needs to complete work, including adding any points, labels, or other annotations, in one online session. That changes with the new UDS Mapper where you will be able to save your project, log out, and return to complete it at another time. In addition to the anticipated saving feature, we will be adding new ways to share your maps with colleagues.

An important part of utilizing the new UDS Mapper is attending one of our free “What’s New with the UDS Mapper” webinars in September of this year. Our usual two webinars per month will increase to four during this month to support this roll-out. You can register now for them here.

What’s New with the UDS Mapper? Wednesday 09/06/2017 2:00 PM ET » Register «
What’s New with the UDS Mapper? Tuesday 09/12/2017 2:00 PM ET » Register «
What’s New with the UDS Mapper? Monday 09/18/2017 11:00 AM ET » Register «
What’s New with the UDS Mapper? Thursday 09/28/2017 2:00 PM ET » Register «

In these sessions the UDS Mapper team will help orient you to the new tool and will be taking your questions. This is a great opportunity to introduce your colleagues to this resource if they have not yet been trained.

The HealthLandscape team is very excited to get these improved tools released. Be sure to bookmark this blog, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter to get updates on your favorite HealthLandscape tools.

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