What is My Local Metrics?

My Local Metrics is a new data service allowing LG Inform Plus subscribers to add their local data items, or local performance indicators, to the LG Inform database for use alongside the 5,500 publicly available data items it already holds.

Using the LG Inform Plus secure platform, users can define new metric types and upload their values for use within the LG Inform, LG Inform Plus and LGI API standard tools. Once upload these metrics can be used to create anything from simple charts, tables and maps to complex reports to better reflect local needs and priorities.

24 hours after upload, the new data is ready for use. The LG Inform and LG Inform Plus functionality, such as our report writing tools, natural neighbourhoods and the API can be used to surface the data or write detailed reports using your own data alongside a range of values from national sources. Subsequently, by adding new data for following time periods, these reports will automatically update as newer data is added.

Additionally, subscribing organisations can choose to share this new local data with other subscribing organisations to promote joint working on strategic initiatives: for example via a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment. The ‘My Local Metrics’ service enables users to precisely define which organisations can view the new data on an item by item basis allowing users to keep some data items private while sharing others to key partners if they so wish.

For a more information, or a demonstration of ‘My Local Metrics’ please contact lginformplus@local.gov.uk