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Spatial Signatures of Great Britain

Geographical Characterisation of British Urban Form and Function using the Spatial Signatures Framework

Spatial signatures characterise space based on form and function in a way designed to understand urban environments. This data product, part of the Urban Grammar project, contains a typology of spatial signatures in Great Britain. Each type has a distinct character capturing what the place looks like (form) and how it is used (function).

The data product contains bespoke Signature geometry with signature type, summary of input variables per each geometry and per each type, interpolation of signature types to OA and LSOA geometry and short pen portraits for the typology, shorthand descriptions of the characteristics of each signature type.

The interactive map showing the typology is available at https://urbangrammarai.xyz/great-britain/. More details about the project can be found at the project website https://urbangrammarai.xyz.

Related publications:

Fleischmann, Martin; Arribas-Bel, Daniel (2021): Geographical Characterisation of British Urban Form and Function using the Spatial Signatures Framework. figshare. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.16691575.v1

GDSLUniversity of LiverpoolATI

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University of Liverpool
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FieldValue

Funder

ESRC/Alan Turing Institute, project ES/T005238/1

Data and Resources

FieldValue
Modified
2022-06-30
Release Date
2021-10-06
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
Great Britain
Granularity
Bespoke signature geometry. Lookup tables for OA and LSOA available.
Author
Martin Fleischmann; Dani Arribas-Bel
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)