8 thoughts on “Mapping council wards against public statistics

  1. This is wonderful geography, Michael.

    Opening up this data with easily accessible tools will be very effective in helping people understand the communities in which they live and work at a very local level.

    Far too much place-making is based on impressionistic assessment on the one hand and data-sets with artificially fixed boundaries on the other.

    I would argue that to become ‘more democratic’ in decision-making may be messier (or more complex) but it will be better informed.

  2. I agree with Angus. This is fabulous geography.

    I’ve been working with the same datasets, although just looking at my own local area, and since I’ve started I’ve come across even more interesting boundary data, such as the ecclesiastical boundaries and charity area-of-benefit boundaries.

    It would be great to have a tool like this available for public use.

    Well done!

  3. Thank you both! Although the credit should really go to Stuart and the others.

    Feargal, that’s really interesting; how is the data presented? I know very little about mapping, and I’m not a programmer, but one of the things I want to look at (when I have a chance) is how to make it easy for people to create their own compatible datasets that can then be layered over other data in third-party tools. Or would it be as simple as drawing them on Google Maps and exporting the data..?

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