CityDashboard aggregates simple spatial data for cities around the UK and displays the data on a dashboard and a map.
It is a website, created by the CASA
research lab at UCL
It was part of the NeISS
project and was funded by JISC
Development took place during the first half of 2012 and it has been maintained since.
Full Information and API
Full information about the project and website, including its API, can be found at http://oobrien.com/citydashboard/
With special thanks to George MacKerron
and the rest of team at CASA.
CityDashboard is an early prototype and should be considered to be "alpha quality" - expect data feeds to break regularly.
Please do not rely on information displayed in CityDashboard, as it may be erroneous. For example, if the CASA Geiger counter is showing a high reading, please do not panic!
Somebody in the office might just have placed some Brazil nuts or another calibration source in front of the detector.
Thank you to the following data providers for supplying the information used in this project and/or not blocking us (yet!):
- Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- OpenStreetMap (& Pawel's Static Maps API)
- British Broadcasting Corporation
- London School of Economics
- Yahoo! Developer Network
- Port of London Authority
- Transport for London
- Yahoo! Finance
- UCL CASA
Built using APIs from JQuery, OpenLayers and Google.
If you have any queries, please contact Oliver O'Brien on Twitter at @oobr
The following colour ramps are used in CityDashboard:
|Cold to Hot
||Temperature, Pressure, Transport Numbers|
|Hot to Cold
|Grey to Red
|Grey to Blue
||River level, Rain|
|Red to Grey to Green
||Mood, No of bikes available, Stock price change|
|Green to Red
||Air quality, Geiger counter, % bike stations full/empty, % bikes/docks faulty|