An experiment in how open data can be used to understand and improve future cities From Jon Snow discovering the source of London’s Cholera outbreak to Charles Booth’s poverty maps, effective use of data has a history of improving city life. The insights it brings can open up huge opportunities for making them cleaner, healthier … Read More »
The most popular use of London’s Open Data has been the creation of mobile journey planning apps. See TfL’s pages for details Transport for London have helped London to lead the way in open data by releasing large volumes of real-time data and engaging developers to deliver and innovate using open data. Over 5,000 developers … Read More »
The GLA has launched an interactive map of more than 130 start-up friendly office spaces and 200 artist studios to help SMEs find the right type of space. Users can search by factors including price, length of stay and types of business already in the building. Providers of workspaces are encouraged to keep this a … Read More »
Created by Ben Baker this mashup shows the real-time status of all docking points in London, with streetview integration. Data is available from a TFL feed.
Natwest have created a tool that can quickly compare information on average property prices, crime rates, school ratings and more across all the boroughs of London. Click on the criteria, or click on a borough to view all the facts about that specific area. You can select and compare up to 3 boroughs at a … Read More »
Intelligent London is an interactive tool created by London Councils for analysing data on the education and skills of young Londoners. Intelligent London puts the latest data on the education and skills of young people, and presents it in an appealing way. It uses data analysis and visualisation techniques so that those with an interest … Read More »
The ‘London Cycling Census Map‘ created by Oliver O’Brien from CASA contains traffic flow data for central London, which allows comparisons of movements of bicycles with other types of vehicle including cars, buses, taxis and lorries.
Tube Tongues, by Oliver O’Brien of CASA, maps the most popularly spoken language after English (based on 2011 Census aggregate tables released by the ONS, via NOMIS) but instead of examining the population living near each tube station, it looks at the population of each ward in London. There are 630 of these, with a typical … Read More »
Matthew Somerville has created a visualisation to track London Tube trains in real time on a map showing all trains in real time on the London Underground. Train times are available from the TFL live feed.
Oliver O’Brien has created a visualisation showing a map of live Bike Share/cycle hires of London and other cities. These maps track bicycle usage every 10 minutes over the past 2 days.