GiGL have been working with Urban Good CIC to create a map of London on behalf of the National Park City initiative.
Drawing on years’ worth of work by the GiGL partnership, the map presents our open space data, including known green and blue spaces, in a way that aims to encourage greater engagement with London’s outdoors. Sites shown range from parks and formal gardens, to recreation grounds, nature reserves and equestrian centres.
Private gardens, an OS dataset which has been processed by GiGL for the map, are displayed to provide context and to demonstrate London’s green potential.
We’ve also supplied a range of statistics, based on the GiGL partnership’s open space and Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINCs) datasets. Some of the figures related to London’s gardens come from the London: Garden City? research report produced by GiGL, published in 2011.
We are really pleased to be part of this fantastic project and believe the map demonstrates the time and effort put into creating these datasets. The map and atlas, which have already been featured on BBC Countryfile’s Cities episode 30th July, will be paper-based and freely available.