London in data maps

This great feature on the BBC News website collects 12 data maps which represent different characteristics of London. See the full feature here to explore the maps (the one embedded below shows commuter routes into London)

A new collection of data maps of London reveals a city heaving with information.

A quick quiz question for you. How many football pitches could fit inside the Greater London boundary? Well, 220,000 of them would fill the space between Cockfosters and Croydon, Heathrow and Hornchurch.

That statistic is just one of thousands of facts and figures contained in a new book about London, which according to its creators is the most data-heavy capital of the world.

Geographer Dr James Cheshire and visual designer Oliver Uberti say their book – London: The Information Capital – is not an atlas, but instead a series of data portraits.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29915801

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