Welcome to Colouring London


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This is the place to discuss everything to do with the Colouring London project, building data, city data, fantastic applications and beautiful maps and visualisations.

Colouring London is a citizen social science project designed crowdsource and visualise twelve categories of information about London’s buildings. Read more about the project or join in the discussion here.


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Looking forward to hearing and reading more about this fantastic project. Are there any other countries or cities that are carrying out this activity?


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This particular project is focussed on London - but we’re drawing on plenty of sources for inspiration.

There’s a great article in Wired from 2013 that links to building age maps for a number of cities, including Portland, New York, Ljubljana and all of the Netherlands.

There’s also a long tradition of visualising building data in London - for example, Charles Booth’s late 19th century London Poverty Maps.