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