World’s first ‘greenspace’ map launched
September 14 2011
Scotland’s Greenspace Map, published today, brings together data from all 32 local authorities in Scotland to locate parks, playing fields, allotments and gardens.
The map reveals that there are currently 1,112sq/km of greenspace within the countries urban centres, a total which (if combined) would encompass an area over 20 times the size of Loch Ness.
Developed by greenspace Scotland the map is intended to serve as a yardstick by which to measure future growth or contraction in these important amenities - as well as an interactive tool to inform the public.
Julie Procter, Chief Executive of greenspace scotland said:"Scotland's Greenspace Map is a first for the UK and, we believe, a world first. The Map is a significant achievement for Scotland and a powerful demonstration of how effectively national and local Scottish organisations can work together on projects of national importance.
“Nowhere else in the world can people check out their local greenspace at the click of a button. Behind that simple action lies several years of work with local authorities to develop consistent data and collaboration with partners to collate the information and develop ways of making the data widely accessible."
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