GiGL manages a London-wide dataset of open spaces. We are working to enhance the coverage, quality and quantity of information available.
Whether a park or common, playing fields or a golf course, allotments or a civic square; open spaces are important to the lives of London's residents. They are key features of the capital, providing areas for relaxation, sport and recreation, aiding the mitigation of climate change and even boosting the economy of their local areas.
Our data documents the primary and secondary uses of an open space (divided according to broad land use categories) along with other information such as site ownership, public accessibility, facilities and special designations which apply to the site. See more information about what we supply and for details of open space typology.
GiGL also manages a dataset of designated Public Open Spaces and has mapped associated areas of deficiency in access to Public Open Space.
GiGL's open space work is supported by an Open Space Data Advisory Group.
Open Space: undeveloped land which has an amenity value, or has potential for an amenity value. The value could be visual, derive from a site's historical or cultural interest or from the enjoyment of facilities which it provides. It includes both public and private spaces, but excludes private gardens.