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Collaborative Mapping of London Using Google Maps: The LondonProfiler

Gibin, M; Singleton, AD; Milton, R; Mateos, P; Longley, PA; (2008) Collaborative Mapping of London Using Google Maps: The LondonProfiler. (CASA Working Papers 132). Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis: London. Green open access

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This paper begins by reviewing the ways in which the innovation of Google Maps has transformed our ability to reference and view geographically referenced data. We describe the ways in which the GMap Creator tool developed under the ESRC National Centre for E Social Science programme enables users to ‘mashup’ thematic choropleth maps using the Google API. We illustrate the application of GMap Creator using the example of www.londonprofiler.org, which makes it possible to view a range of health, education and other socioeconomic datasets against a backcloth of Google Maps data. Our conclusions address the ways in which Google Map mashups developed using GMap Creator facilitate online exploratory cartographic visualisation in a range of areas of policy concern.

Type:Working / discussion paper
Title:Collaborative Mapping of London Using Google Maps: The LondonProfiler
Open access status:An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version:http://eprints.ucl.ac.uk/15184/1/15184.pdf
UCL classification:UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences > Geography
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis

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