GIS Maps

 

GIS (Geographic Information System) is a mapping system which can be used to create, manage and analyse data, to help local authorities, business improvement districts (BIDs), schools and businesses identify and understand spatial patterns and relationships within data sets. Clear maps can act as powerful behaviour change tools, displaying data in a visual, cartographic way. 

At MP Smarter Travel we use GIS to map air quality, travel routes, traffic flows, market analysis, travel time analysis, wayfinding and to plot the distribution of project participants.  

GIS maps provide an endless number of opportunities within sustainable transport including planning safer routes to school for pupils and parents, modelling air pollution or plotting commuter routes to help plan new infrastructure. GIS can also be used to map demographics, identify hotspots for stakeholder engagement or to help inform transport policy and strategy.

With our knowledge of GIS, we can act as your facilitator, helping you to build and understand geographical data sets. We’ll conduct the analysis for you, presenting results in a clear and understandable way that draws extra value from your existing data. By combining our GIS service with our wider sustainable transport knowledge, we can bring additional value to projects, and help to complete multifaceted analysis.

Air Quality Mapping

We plotted 88,000 points of borough-wide air quality data in South London. The data was uploaded and presentable in minutes. Using the data, we were able to show year-on-year improvements in air quality across the borough and highlight which areas are still experiencing exceedances above legal limits. Building on the existing map, we plotted the locations of schools and the borough’s air quality management areas. Using a ‘buffer analysis’ we were able to identify which schools currently have air quality levels exceeding legal limits. This incredibly valuable data will give the borough strong scientific evidence to act on improving air quality and highlight where to concentrate their funding.

Modesplit Mapping

In East London, GIS helped us to visualise modesplit data for 72 schools, a total of 60,000 students. We were able to map patterns in travel behaviour and identify pockets of students still being driven to school. By overlaying major roads, a 10-minute walking isochrone, cycle routes and public transport connections we were able to generate a clear strategy for guiding more students towards sustainable travel.  

How we can help you 

Our GIS data analysis and map creation service can support strategic planning and analysis as well as create innovative multi-disciplinary engagement tools within transport, air quality, public health, and schools.

For more information on our GIS maps service or for some ideas on how GIS mapping could help you, contact info@mpsmartertravel.co.uk or fill in the form below.

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