Saturday, June 02, 2012

Ambulance Response Times on Google Maps

The inaugural Data Journalism Awards were announced this week. Yesterday I looked at one of the six winners, Pedestrian Crashes in Novosibirsk.

Today I want to mention, How Quickly Did Help Arrive?, which was given an honourable mention by the judges. This Google Maps visualisation, from The Detail, explores ambulance response times in different locations in Northern Ireland.

The map uses coloured map markers to show the ambulance response time in different postcode districts in Northern Ireland. The province has a target that says that at least 72.5% of life threatening incidents should be responded to within eight minute.

Using the map it is easy to find the 12 of the 80 postcode districts where only 10% or less of all life threatening incidents were responded to within the key target of eight minutes.

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