The Commonwealth Games in 2014 was a spectacular display of world class talent. The Games put Glasgow on the world stage. But the event wasn’t just eleven days of sport. It was also about creating a legacy of lasting benefits for the people of Glasgow.
Whether you’ve won a Games-related contract, benefitted from the Commonwealth Apprenticeship Initiative, or your school has been involved in Games-related projects, this data can now be found on the Future Cities Open Data Portal. Legacy 2014 and OPEN Glasgow are making the information of commonwealth legacy projects openly available. This provides a unique opportunity for people, businesses, organisations and communities in Glasgow to see how projects benefitted their area of the city.
Legacy Projects Mapped!
OPEN Glasgow has opened up 18 datasets showcasing the legacy projects across Glasgow. This includes community led projects, employability initiatives, improved sports facilities and so much more. All this information has now been mapped – making it easier to visualise and connect to the projects near you. The exciting legacy map provides the location of individual community and council-led projects within each of the six legacy themes along with the location of the beneficiaries/ participants of some projects.
Some of the legacy projects have been mapped under the following themes:
Prosperous: The location of New Entrant Trainees and the Commonwealth Employability Initiatives across Glasgow.
Active: Be more active and find the location of new and improved Games-related sports facilities and community sports clubs.
Accessibility: Find the new and upgraded transport infrastructure and sustainable transport initiatives.
Green: the location of Commonwealth Parks, Orchards, Community Gardens and hospitality sector businesses which have signed up to the Greener Tourism Project
By mapping all of this data and making it Open, everyone can now see the positive, lasting impact the commonwealth legacy has had across the City. Let the success of Commonwealth Games continue.
Embrace the legacy and its data!
Who this can benefit: