Where we started
To gain an understanding of a place the following questions have to be addressed:
- What are the characteristics and hence the most important needs of the people who live in an area?
- What services are available to the people in the area?
The Glasgow Open Data Portal hosts a wealth of data capable of giving insight into these matters.
By focussing on a small region of the city and using data to build an in-depth profile, an extremely valuable resource can be created.
What we did next
Every multi-member ward in the city has an Area Partnership that engages with people and communities to make decisions on public services.
We worked with the Area Partnership of Ward 14, Drumchapel/ Anniesland, to create a rich supply of data for this area.
We then geo-located all this data to produce an interactive map compiled from over 60 datasets! The map allows easy access to information, and enables intelligent analysis of Ward 14.
How it works
The data can be selected in different combinations to create detailed maps.
Some datasets give information about people living in the area, for example population composition and life expectancy. Others show facilities and services, such as community centres and GP surgeries.
Who it helps
This resource can support the work of the Area Partnership by highlighting strengths in the community. It can help to build on existing capacity and potential in the Ward. The map can also aid in identifying duplication and gaps in service provision.
It benefits residents of Ward 14 who can see what is happening in their area. It has the potential to transform how communities and services work together.
Where we are going
The map can be further enriched by the addition of more datasets, for example community residents could make additions to the map.
This kind of resource could be replicated for other areas of Glasgow, creating detailed pictures of the City and benefiting communities.
Who this can benefit: