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


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.

Data Providers

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
  • MapTube
  • ScotRail
  • Google
  • Twitter
Built using APIs from JQuery, OpenLayers and Google.

If you have any queries, please contact Oliver O'Brien on Twitter at @oobr.

Colour Ramps

The following colour ramps are used in CityDashboard:
Cold to Hot Temperature, Pressure, Transport Numbers
Hot to Cold Humidity
Grey to Red Wind speed
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

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