London’s Open Spaces

This map, created by GiGL for partnership work, provides an unusual and striking view on London.

It shows only London’s open spaces  – including parks, squares, playgrounds, golf courses and farm land – and private domestic gardens. Roads, buildings and other developed areas are excluded, represented only as white space.

GiGL’s open space dataset includes information about each site. It distinguishes designated Public Open Spaces , so these are represented as a darker green in the map.

The map was first put together for London National Park City and Queen Mary’s University to accompany their Reimagine London project .

Since then we have been asked to make maps of the same data for other London stories such as Time Out magazine’s article on London’s ‘green bits’.