Putting the heat on cycling data

We often use examples of visualisations or maps to describe open data, but if we look at more advanced types of mapping, you can find heatmapping too.

Cycle Park Availability Heatmap

Above is a map created using open data in Kent plotted by @purplegeode of just that, it’s a heatmap of cycle park availability, which will be very useful for everyone riding and needing to park their bike!

But there’s two other aspects to it. Firstly, it’s a heatmap so you can see without diving in too deeply to the map where you’re more likely to be able to park your bike. Secondly, it was plotting using Open Street Map data. Two ways citizen can generate their data and provide easy ways for citizens to visualise.

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