We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. It also shows that once again, the Central line is the line that you really don’t want to be on (and that should have had many of its journey now replaced by the Elizabeth line – however that is now very late). This was part of a series of articles that discussed the increasing amount of house sharing required amongst recent graduates in order that they can afford London prices. First of all I needed some data to work with. Blue Crow Media have produced this lovely poster showing all the locations of the breweries, many of which have tap rooms open at certain times, where you can try out the beers, fresh! Here are two. We like the adornments surrounding the map itself – it’s constructed within an old-style TV set and includes caricatures of some of the most famous faces of London sitcoms. A different shade of green, showing park footprints, is underlaid to further emphasise likely tranquil locations. Upon removing this, the map itself folds out into A2, covering an area from Richmond Park in the south-west to Wanstead Park in the north-east. One club (Wimbledon) moved so far away, from SW London to Milton Keynes, that a new one (Wimbledon AFC) has taken its place, based near Kingston. We encourage software developers to use these feeds to present customer travel information in innovative ways - providing they adhere to the transport data terms and conditions. Sweet Chestnut). I’m using a pseduogeographical tube map. Background map copyright Google 2013. The London Demographics Map Portal is a free and open data-sharing portal where anyone can access demographic data relating to the capital. About the same time we were developing our map Mark Green, a PhD student from the University of Sheffield, had a similar idea to map levels of deprivation in London using an adaptation of Beck’s design. There are also some trees that were added manually before, and have been added manually since, by other OpenStreetMap contributors. Selecting this will display data for that borough, plus either Inner or Outer London, London and a national comparator (usually England where data is available). It shows a sample of all the geo-located tweets sent over a London weekend. You are encouraged to explore the map and give us your ideas about how it can be improved. Guess which creature it features? This is a classic geographic problem with where you live determining how much you pay to a greater extent than almost any other factor. His animation slows the clock at one point and “flies in” to part of the map for a more detailed look. Such as a nice big garden, and being away from the “urban heat island” that makes London hotter than the surrounding regions. The London County Council Bomb Damage Maps: 1939-1945 – We’re highlighting this one as it’s been a consistent best-seller with readers of Mapping London since it was released just over a year ago. Each trail is a single trip between a known origin and destination station. All the bollards on the map below have been voluntarily mapped as part of the OpenStreetMap project. Nonetheless, it deserves inclusion on Mapping London as it is an important snapshot of how different parts of London are evolving from car-centric design to a more inclusive street scene. In 2017 and 2018, this has resulted in a glaring hole in west-central London, where Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea and Wandsworth boroughs have resolutely stuck to allowing motorised traffic to travel at up to 30mph in residential areas, with a few small area exceptions (e.g. Surrounded by the wonderful maps in “The Art of Mapping” exhibition and speaking alongside John Kennedy and Stephen Walter the audience and I were in good company for 90 minutes of London map talk. There is also a map showing a number of other central London views, mainly across the River Thames, that are part of the View Protection Framework. There’s also a not-so-nice but still worthy one for Washington DC. He was able to obtain the GPS tracks from a large company’s fleet of drivers. Nothing particularly new – but it’s the map which makes the app come to life here. Via a... Tube Heartbeat visualises one of Transport for London’s most interesting and detailed open dataset, RODS. This map, of the modelled 2020 annual pollution levels of NO2, has been produced by Parallel, using the London Atmospheric Emissions Inventory 2013 (LAEI) dataset that was published by the Greater London Authority in 2016 (they have since published a slightly updated version). Within each borough, the level of detail, and the scope of the trees recorded varied. The map is CC-By Matt Ashby who is @lesscrime on... UbiSoft have created this compelling live map of London’s sensor and social media data, as part of a promotion for their upcoming game “Watch Dogs”. Books     London: The Information Capital – The ground-breaking book on data, graphics and maps about London, by Mapping London co-editor Dr James Cheshire, has been recently published in a softback edition and is currently available for the bargain price of just £10.49. Houseshares These are areas popular with graduates moving to London to start their career, who are likely looking for a continuation of the buzz of university undergraduate life, and therefore are likely to be seeking areas that are nice (hence the need for a houseshare to split costs) and have a good range of cafes and bars catering for them. You also have the option to opt-out of these cookies. You can see most of it below. It also didn’t include Westminster (shown as Chinatown and Maida Vale in the maps here). It reminds me of the After the Flood cartograms, although it’s more geographically accurate. Your current view gets turned into a Pac-Man game! Above: Trafalgar Square. As well as the crime-specific information, neighbourhood profiles are also available at ward level, pulling in census, land cover and other information, including Geograph photos. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. Everyone living in London will build up a map like this – in their head. And yes, our collective tongues are very firmly planted in our own cheeks. the east and south-west boroughs) or somewhere else in the UK, balanced against a steady, but often temporary, move to the universities and graduate opportunities in the capital. Above is a map from Mapping London co-editor Dr Cheshire’s new book The Information Capital that appeared in this week’s Time Out (print & online). OpenStreetMap’s real power is not the map you see on its website, but in the giant free, open and easily accessible database behind the map, allowing anyone to create new and exciting maps of any thing in any place. This method is an improvement on previous work (and the video), which has simply assumed the buses travel in a straight line between stops- in the map above the buses follow the road network. Let’s look at three – housing structure, occupation and travel mode. SmellyMaps is an output from Bell Labs’ Daniele Quercia, based partly on many urban walks and surveys by RCA student Kate McLean, which created the smell taxonomy from which the Flickr and other social media data was categorised, creating the final map. I’ve rotated it so that northwards is also leftwards. Croydon, at the bottom edge of the image, and Kingston, near the bottom left edge, stand out in this year, as do some straight lines radiating out from the centre of the city, corresponding to major arterial roads. They predict a declining population for most boroughs with the exception of a few to the east. Click the lamp and find out the scary stories local to your neighborhood. London in general is increasing in population, but this is mainly due to a combination of births and inwards international migration (and in particular, the high birth rate of international immigrants.) In the extracts shown here, the top map shows bicycles (red) vs lorries (blue) across inner London. It visualises trips made on the London Underground using data gathered from Oyster Cards. Above is Simon Parker’s London Cycle Map, featured on the Cycle Lifestyle... A map, tucked away on the GLA’s London Plan website, reveals graphically the legally “protected vistas” in London – generally views from certain parks in London of St Paul’s Cathedral or the Houses of Parliament. We featured an alternative map based on the same dataset, also by Ed, earlier this year. Even if the nearest Great Tree is beyond your exercise “range”, take a look at your neighbourhood – there’s bound to be a big tree not too far away and it’s peak blossom time. The map’s simplicity disguises the fact that it contains routing information calculated between 22,565 bus stops (in the GLA and a little bit beyond). In total I have squeezed 40 maps on this page! Drawing inspiration from these and capitalising on the huge volumes of data now available, I have spent the past year working with designer Oliver Uberti to create a collection of maps and graphics entitled London: The Information Capital. As the local level approaches that threshold, the colours get increasingly firey, suggesting that, if prices continue to rise, the burnt edge will continue to expand. Source: Office for National Statistics licensed under the Open Government Licence v.1.0. The areas used are Middle Super Output Areas which have a typical population of around 10000 people, so, as a guide at least 500 people within each area speak the language shown as their primary language. The FT Interactive team have produced this map that shows the proportion of people’s gross income required to rent in each postcode area of London. Bonus Map: The Index of Multiple Deprivation 2010 was published in March. London Connections: A Geographic Tube Map. The resulting “Lives on the Line” map has been our most successful yet with many people surprised at the extent of the variations in the data across London and also grateful for the way that it makes seemingly abstract statistics more easily accessible. Map of London’s Craft Breweries Craft breweries have bring springing up in all corners of London recently, as the capital has acquired a taste for chilled, hoppy local brews rather than the big chains. The main data source is imagery in various wavelengths from the SENTINEL satellite. Data is available in two files for each level of geography - the most up to date data covering the last available 24 months only and … I really like the paint-speckled effect that the multilingual tweets of London have produced and it offers a further confirmation of the international nature of London’s population. This area has the River Lea running through it with dramatic meanders. If you are really keen to see how this was done, the work behind this formed part of Jays’s masters thesis. A version of this map appears in a journal article published by the BMJ this week. It is the principal reason behind the clustering of skyscrapers in only certain parts of the Square Mile, aka the City of London. The maps were painstakingly drawn for the London County Council, shortly after the war’s end. Each day’s infographic was themed differently – one highlighting the runs through heavy rain on evening, another showing the routes of the runners that had been around the entire map. In the poorer north east boroughs, the pattern is different with a strong additional commute flow to intermediate boroughs, as well as the local and central-London flows. Artists and Media Professionals Areas where lots of people that work in the “cool” professions – particularly “Culture, Media and Sport” occupations – live. All public TfL data (or 'open data') is freely released here for developers to use in their own software and services. Building heights appear to be correctly represented, with the appropriate number of floors being shown even on the generically-textured blocks. The Greater London Authority has published a data map, showing the locations within London where tree canopies can be seen from overhead. I like the use of the grid squares here – it removes the distractions of both natural features (except the Thames) and political boundaries (except London’s own boundary) and lets the football colours do the talking, in a Jackson Pollock-esque way. Distinct zones, within which many journeys start and finish, form out of the network, and have been coloured to distinguish them from adjacent zones. ), have put together this great looking map showing the London locations of a large number of classic British sitcoms. Trees of the same genus have the same colour, on this graphic. No tedious walking, being stuck in congested traffic, squeezing onto cramped buses or trains, or sweating to work on a bicycle? It is assumed that the cyclists take the “best” available route, as actual routes are unknown – only the start and end points are available. The background map is CC-By-SA OpenStreetMap and contributors. The map demonstrates the impressive coverage of London’s bus network and how integral it is to London’s transport infrastructure. Bluer colours indicate a higher proportion. Like tube lines, it seems sitcoms ignore this part of London. Coloured hexagonal flashes were used to indicate the end of a successful run. Below, for example, shows where the Green Party vote was, with the sizes of the circles here being proportionate to the votes... A website calling for a Greater London National Park launched today (1 April) although it’s keen to point out that it’s not actually an April Fool, but a (half-)serious idea – although it is just a Notional Park for now. The results are attractively presented on a background map. Hosting is supported by UCL, Bytemark Hosting, and other partners. There are around as many trees as people in London, but some trees are more notable than others, and this map and guide aims to highlight these. First up was a map of London Bollards. Simply attach a plugged in USB key to provide power. The overall piece is a lovely bit of digital cartography that shows effectively and attractively the residential history of this London suburb. The London Borough Profiles help paint a general picture of an area by presenting a range of headline indicator data in both spreadsheet and map form to help show statistics covering demographic, economic, social and environmental datasets for each borough, alongside relevant comparator areas. There is always interest in London’s astronomical rents and house prices. To drive the point home, there is this map, we like how it uses a rather beguiling series of shades of green to illustrate just how rural the metropolis actually is. Find Properly have created Tube- map based graphics of rental prices. The Valuation Office Agency publish some interesting open data sets from time-to-time. Note: Data from around 5 days ago can be considered complete. Get the book on Amazon. Boroughs can be reluctant to release such data, as tree damage and ownership disputes can arise from such datasets, but it’s great to see this information, showing the greening of what can be a gritty urban streetscape, being made available to all. Thanks to Ollie O’Brien for this analysis. Like all good London maps, it also includes the Thames – Londoners’ standard point of reference. Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. Other red lines show electrical ducting projects and other utilities/infrastructure projects. You may alternatively prefer to get the data directly from OpenStreetMap itself, using a mechanism like Overpass Turbo. It’s not quite right – it’s missing Cambridge to Liverpool Street, and Bedford to Luton for example, and is also missing a few towns, e.g. Zooming in a long way helps, revealing your local familiar street network. The book runs to nearly 200 pages and every map style is different – many techniques have been employed, each aiming to best show its dataset in an original and eye-catching way. The bike data is supplied by Adrian Short and scraped from the TfL... Two interesting maps of football clubs and London: First, Dean of The Londonist has mapped out the various locations of London’s football clubs over time. Urban Good have created a detailed map which has many functions – as well as mapping the green and blue space, it highlights public parks, allotments, marked walking trails, city farms, allotments, cemeteries and nature reserves. The data is for the 8am-9am weekday rush hour. The map itself is clear and simple, with the borough boundaries drawn in for context, and little else, so that the map doesn’t distract from the main emphasis of the graphic – that London has played host to a great number of our TV comedies. Curiocity: In Pursuit of London – This huge, whimsical and alternatively focused compendium of London was published earlier this year. Next up were a couple of snapshots, featured in the Times Atlas of London, of the interactive map of London surnames I produced earlier this year. The route of the Thames is obvious because of the high density of Flickr photographs, compared to tweets – so it stands out in orange. As trains enter stations, the corresponding LED will light up. Age: Mean age of the residential population. a “true” population map of the city. Below (source) is a variant of the “famous” John Snow map produced in 1854, showing deaths by household, each as a black bar moving away from the street entrance to each house. There is also a World Square and an Orbit Circus, neither areas look particularly square or circular, but maybe tiling on the ground will rectify this. You can find more about the work in the blog posts by James andOllie. Thanks to Ed (@EdThink) for allowing the graphic to be reproduced. This is the first of a few maps that we will feature over the next few months, that use the new DataShine mapping platform developed here at UCL CASA by the Mapping London editors, to show Census (and in due course other) datasets for London. There are several other data maps also included in the profile for each city, including coverage of mobility options regardless of frequency (London again scores well due to its dense network of bus-stops in particular), and areas of green space and low-emissions zones. This technique of nested maps to show flows was developed at the giCentre at City University London. [As a followup, Here’s what happens if you add in bike share docking stations to the mix.] He writes a blog, UrbanTick. N.B. The theme of recording your life’s movements by GPS is one which we know well here at the UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis. You can see all the videos on the Nike Grid YouTube page and also a blog post with more on the game. Welcome to the Mapping London Christmas List 2016! There are a few possible Census metrics that might reveal this. If you missed out on the book the first time, this is therefore an ideal opportunity to pick it up (e.g. Financial Workforce: Proportion of population employed in the financial and insurance industry sector. According to this census, the population of London was 8,173,941. They are somewhat analogous to political wards, except that they change if their populations decrease below, or increase above, thresholds, whereas wards tend to remain constant. Oliver Uberti and I worked closely with our publisher Particular Books (part of Penguin) to create a book that was a beautiful as it could be. Click on the links below to access and download pdfs of London Earth soil geochemical maps … Unsurprisingly, Thames-side London is well and truly in the drink, with some new islands appearing at Wimbledon Common, Kingston Hill and Richmond Park, while Shooters Hill, Crystal Palace, Highgate and Epping Forest form new peninsulas. The overall map – tending to green in more suburban outer London, but with green highlights for specific tranquil locations more likely to be in the inner city, results in a rather pleasing to look at – although perhaps grey black would be an even better colour for pollution/noise – representing the murk of an untranquil location. Edit your map data. Visualisation shows case numbers (aggregated by Borough) as reported to Public Health England (PHE). An array of lights, one for each tube and DLR station, uses open data from Transport for London to show the approximate positions of the full fleet of trains running along the various lines. 2. The map was produced using a great new tool called GEMMA (soon to be released) developed at CASA. Where are the city’s tweeting hot spots? Here is a small section of Mark’s map (we will bring you a fuller version as soon as we can): You can obviously produce these sorts of maps for any data you want, so long as it has spatial information, but we think they are especially powerful for highlighting inequality in London and also raising the profile of many important government datasets that are now freely... Recce is an iPhone app which locates you on a map and shows you various POIs (points of interest) on demand such as local coffee shops. Jeremy carried a GPS receiver around central London for nine years, gradually building up a “footprint” showing everywhere he went. As the map above shows, the City and West-End rank among the areas with the greatest potential to recycle energy currently wasted. It’s a book as much about data map design as it is about London, as it contains various innovative graphic techniques and map designs to show London’s data, old and new. As part of the dissemination of the urban mobility index results, HERE have produced a set of maps – the map at the top is a “placesetting” map for each city, showing the full public road network (with nice CSS colouring/animation), and the bottom map is a data map, showing the numbers of public transport vehicles (buses, trains, trams, metro) stopping at each stop or station throughout the city, on a typical weekday. Matt continues to update his blog with crime data-related research, you can read the latest posts here. It can be thought of as the Wikipedia of maps, where anyone can log in, go to their local area and add in local roads, rivers and pubs. Taking water, parks and gardens together, the natural environment accounts for more than half the total land area in London. The extract at top, centred over the London’s central area, shows four parks in each corner – Regent’s Park, Victoria Park, Greenwich Park and Battersea Park, as hotspots of activity, along with both sides of the Thames, the Regent’s Canal towpath, and Hyde Park. More information on the graphic, and the research behind it, is in this blog post from Ed. Last year I produced a simple animation showing past changes in London’s population density (data) and it provides a nice comparison to the above. Sources are provided in the spreadsheet. This graphic (above, also see full online version) uses glyphs to represent each borough as a face, with the mouth, eyes, eyebrows, perspiration and general “glow” varying according to four measures of well-being. Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2013. 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