Interactive mapping for sustainable city planning.
Maps are crucial tools that allow people to view data and understand their world. When shown online, they can gain an added social element, with hundreds or thousands of people coming together to analyse and discuss key issues. The Neptis Foundation asked Vizzuality to help them create the Geoweb tool, a place to unleash and facilitate discussion of a huge range of data about the Greater Toronto region. With a range of data on economic, social and environmental issues, and many different ways to look at the data, the tool should enrich ongoing conversations about the future of this area.
At the heart of the tool is an interactive map where you can create custom maps from the huge range of economic, social and environmental data assembled by the Neptis Foundation. See how planned infrastructure development could affect protected areas and prime agricultural lands, or how population density has evolved in last few decades. We finished it with little details, like being able to change the transparency of each layer or automatically zooming to an area when certain local-scale layers are selected, to ensure a great experience.
The data are displayed in a number of different ways, taking inspiration from the various concerns people may relate to most strongly. On the map the data layers are arranged in an intuitive order and revealed progressively, so it's easy to find the information you need . People also feel a strong connection to certain places or certain themes, so we added Profiles and Topics pages to provide different hooks into the same data.
Full of features for fast analysis
With a huge range of layers to examine, our designers perfected the presentation of each so they could be layered in an intuitive way while maintaining clean, beautiful cartography. By obssessing over the small details, it's easier for everyone to reveal the stories within the data.
People care about places. Whether it's the great outdoors of the Greenbelt, their own backyard, or where they work, spaces matter. To tap into this area of concern we've created profile pages where you can see all the key data, from population to the job market and types of dwellings.
We've released all this data so that the people of the Greater Toronto Region can learn more about their world. With the add story feature, we've tried to give this diverse population the opportunity to share their findings and spark conversations about the key issues affecting the region.
What are people saying about it?
Partnership for Resilience and Preparedness.