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About LuminoCity

The aim of LuminoCity GB is to explore the changing geography of British cities through an interactive map of urban form and dynamics.

The visual style of LuminoCity combines activity data with built-form, highlighting links between density and the texture of the built-environment. Patterns in urban intensification, redevelopment and decline can be identified. More information on LuminoCity can be found at citygeographics.

Datasets Used

The population data comes from the UK 2001 and 2011 Census, Crown Copyright Office for National Statistics and National Records of Scotland. The employment data is derived from the Business Register and Employment Survey 2009-2011, also Crown Copyright Office for National Statistics.

The building footprint data is Crown Copyright Ordnance Survey. The particular VectorMap District layer has been published by the OS as Open Data, enabling sites like LuminoCity to be produced.

Site Credits

Cartography and site design by Duncan A Smith. The map layers were produced using TileMill by MapBox.

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