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To extend the analytic power of the platform, the mapping platform was built using an Open Integration model, putting the power of the platform in the hands - and within the data - of the user and local communities. This allows users to integrate their own datasets.

And you don’t need to be a coder to do this!  All it takes are three easy steps that don’t require uploading data onto servers. All of your data remains on your own computer and remains private.

For example, the open integration model will allow you to import data from your county for a particular demographic population not already part of the existing mapping platform, the open integration model will allow you to do so. You can visualize the impact from changing one variable of particular interest to you or your organization and see the effect the change has on the broadband-health space. This feature extends the use of the platform beyond the pre-set health conditions and demographic measures displayed on the platform to allow user customization.

To view the three-step process, specific code examples, extensibility files and additional instructions, visit GitHub.

Friday, October 28, 2016