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Local Internet Content

Local Internet Content (LIC) is a methodology (see Python function workbook below) and map to record the volume and reach of archived online content of local interest at the Middle Super Output Level (MSOA) for England and Intermediate Geography (IG) for Scotland. The data used for the map is based on the UK Web Archive and utilises entries of the JISC UK Web Domain Dataset, which is a subset of the Internet Archive and curated by the British Library and includes all the archived webpages under the .uk top level domain, contains a timestamp, the URL of the archived website as well as the British postcode found on each site.

The methodology and dataset can be used to derive a measure for how much local internet content (LIC) exists across the UK and estimate a ‘Radius of Gyration’ (RG) for the geographic reach of websites. This measure refers to a computation of the mean distance between a websites’ set of postcodes (p) by performing the steps in the workbook on the coordinate data.

Controller: 
University College London (UCL)
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DOI

10.20390/localinternetcontent

Citation

Tranos, E. & Stich, C. (2019). Individual internet usage and the availability of online content of local interest: a multilevel approach. CEUS, in print.

Attribution

Created by Emmanouil Tranos and Christoph Stich.

Source

JISC UK Web Domain Dataset

Collecting Date

2019-08-06

FieldValue
Modified
2024-02-21
Release Date
2020-02-04
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
Great Britain
Temporal Coverage
January 2001 to December 2012
Granularity
MSOA/IG (2011 and 2001)
Author
Emmanouil Tranos and Christoph Stich
Contact Name
Emmanouil Tranos
Contact Email
POLYGON ((-8.9948498999 49.688302644, 2.0867431164 49.688302644, 2.0867431164 61.0684288668, -8.9948498999 61.0684288668, -8.9948498999 49.688302644))
UK Open Government Licence (OGL)

Data Extent

License

UK Open Government Licence (OGL)