Maps and Data

We have built a set of interactive maps to help you gather information about your town and parish.  These include:

If you click or tap an area on the map, you will be shown a list of links to features at the point clicked. If you then click one of the links you will be shown statistics and other data relating to the feature clicked.

The map can be dragged to centre on a different position.

You can pinch on a touch device to zoom in and out, and can use the scrollwheel to do the same if you have a mouse.

The maps below are synchronised so that they always show the same place at the same scale.

Current emissions

The map below shows parish outlines, you can select a parish either from the dropdown list by Zoom or by moving the pointer over the map and then clicking. If you click on one of the parish areas you will be directed to the emissions data for this area provided by the Impact tool.

The Cat. and Sub. drop down lists above the map can be used to select a category and subcategory of consumption emissions. The map is shaded with its intensity proportional to emissions.

We strongly recommend that if not already set, you select “consumption” emissions, “per-household” and “show sub-categories”.  You can also download a table of this graphic from that webpage. Here’s an introductory video covering use of the Impact tool.

This provides average household consumption based emissions which you can also use to compare your actual household emissions with others living in the same parish.

Please contact us for support and further information on how to use this resource. 

Resource Pack Information

This map shows parish outlines and an entry field for a parish name.  You can select a parish either by clicking on the map or selecting it in the zoom list.

Once selected, you will  see information related to ACTs support and progress in relation to the Resource Pack.  Please refer to the separate Wildlife Warden Scheme for information on this in your area. 

You don’t need to declare an emergency to get support from ACT, just contact us to find out more.

Current and Potential Emissions from EPCs

This map has census output areas coloured by emissions level, together with parish boundaries. Two maps are shown side by side, both maps pan and zoom simultaneously. Click on an area to see links to further data about the area.

The following presentations are available:

Road Transport Emissions

We have analysed traffic flows and greenhouse gas emissions from road transport for the district to produce maps of emissions from each road and for each census output area.

The roads map shows major roads only when zoomed out, zoom in to show full road network detail.

Data we hold

This map shows all the layers we have. Layers can be turned on by clicking the checkbox on the left of the legend. You can then control which layers respond to clicks on the map by selecting the clickable checkbox on the legend.

Map with selectable layers

Technical Documents

Several of you have asked how the maps were produced. These technical documents describe the processes in detail. The next release of the mapping application will also include brief descriptions of each field, sources of data, update frequencies, dates downloaded, and processing applied.

These more technical documents describe some of the more complex processes in detail:

6 thoughts on “Maps and Data”

  1. Could you give a short explanation of how you developed the maps? For example, the source and age of your data, what calculations were performed to work out emissions, and how accurate you think the maps and figures are?

    1. I am working on a new release of the mapping which includes more information in the details section about what each field means and the sources of information used.
      Briefly, Government figures are available for GHG emissions at district level for Industry & Commerce, Transport, Domestic, LULUCF (Land Use, Land use change and Forestry). There are some things missing from these statistics, such as emissions from farm animals, but they are a good base that is published every year.
      I am now working on a revision of domestic emissions which resolves some anomalies. I have found gas and electricity meter readings at lower levels which tally fairly closely with the overall figure, so can work out electricity and gas emissions for parishes with confidence. I am using inspector’s estimates from Energy Performance Certificates to estimate the gaps in the data. I am writing a paper to go with this which explains in more detail.
      From the government figures that leaves transport, industry and commerce. These are more difficult to do accurately, an initial estimate for transport will have to be just apportioning emissions on a per capita, or per household basis, this could probably be refined by using car ownership data if this is available at a sufficiently granular level.
      Likewise Industry and Commerce will have to be initially be fairly crude, probably based on the number / size of business premises in an area.

  2. Are you able to prepare layers purely for parish websites that we can link to the OS base layer? And give the ability for anyone looking at that parish’s website to click on locally driven and locally updated information?

    1. This is an interesting idea, that needs further discussion.
      Are you thinking of local crowd sourced data? as well as the data that I have derived from government and other sources. Some initial questions:
      – What kind of data?
      This question has a number of aspects is it attributes of existing features whose geography has already been digitised (examples census output areas, parish boundary). Newly digitised features, for example something relating to a planning application.
      – Who would be able to add local data?
      – What system/website/server should host the data?
      – Would you expect data to be clipped at the parish boundary, (the current datasets are presented on a Teignbridge wide basis, but could in some cases be clipped at parish boundaries – though there are problems with features that span parish boundaries)
      – We need to be compliant with GDPR, so data needs to be accurate and not personal.

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