Trafford Council provides InfoTrafford, a free-to-access, web-based datastore with visualisation tools, to help citizens better understand the Open Data they release.


InfoTrafford is a free-to-access, web-based source of data and visualisation tools provided by Trafford Council, using geowise’s instantatlas software, allowing people to find information about Trafford. This can be done either through a series of pre-set reports and area profiles, or through making their own maps, graphs, reports and profiles using tools in the website. These reports can then be shared.

The data covers communities, crime, the economy, education, the environment and health amongst others, and is updated regularly, allowing the change in indicators over time to be investigated, at a range of spatial levels.

As well as providing Trafford's communities with a tool for analysing and visualising data, InfoTrafford is being used internally, by Trafford Council and its partners, to inform service redesign, and support strategic and operational decision making.