About

MappingGM is a mapping portal, visualising spatial information on a series of maps.

This site was originally developed in 2014/15 to create a map of social and physical infrastructure across Greater Manchester, but has since expanded to focus on planning, housing, environmental, social, economic and demographic data. Currently, there are four maps hosted:

GMODIN

The Greater Manchester Open Data Infrastructure Map was the first map developed for MappingGM. The map is designed to provide developers and planners with infrastructure and housing related information across Greater Manchester on a single, easily accessible map.

The original idea was commissioned by the Greater Manchester LEP and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. New Economy, now part of Greater Manchester Combined Authority's research team, sought funding for this on behalf of the GMCA through the Cabinet Office’s Release of Data Fund. After a strong bid, Salford City Council’s ICT Service was chosen to deliver the technical side of the project, due to their focus on using open data and open source technologies, with New Economy overseeing policy and strategy issues.

The first map was built and delivered in 5 months, drawing in data from both the public and the private sector to provide a general overview of physical, social and green infrastructure. Since then, the map has been expanded with further datasets on issues such as heritage, flooding, property prices and river quality.

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People and Communities

In 2017, GM-Connect asked for the MappingGM team to look into supplying consistent socio-economic and demographic data about people and communities across Greater Manchester in the form of a map.

The People and Communities map is designed to provide this information, bringing together thematic information about the people and places of Greater Manchester with information on the public services and social amenities within areas.

The aim of the map is to provide the public — and public sector workers — with relevant and important contextual information about an area. This includes, but is not limited to, the provision of services such as post offices, GP surgeries, dentists and hospitals; the availability of social amenities and leisure facilities; and key socio-economic information, such as the typology of local residents.

By providing this information, we hope to provide public services with the relevant information about an area to better deliver services to the public.

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Beelines Map

Beelines is a cycling and walking infrastructure proposal for Greater Manchester which can be viewed here. The Beelines proposal is a vision for Greater Manchester to become the very first city region in the UK to have a fully joined up cycling and walking network; the most comprehensive in Britain, covering 1000 miles. The Beelines map currently shows the existing and proposed crossing points needed to open up communities for cycling and walking across Greater Manchester. It also shows the proposed routes for the Beelines network and initial proposals for roads where segregated Dutch-style cycling lanes could be built.

The first iteration of the map was published in June 2018 and has been developed in collaboration with all of the 10 GM local authorities and co-ordinated by Transport for Greater Manchester. The Beelines map will be updated quarterly with new information and public engagement with this first draft of the proposals is actively encouraged.

The information provided on the comments will be used for the purpose of gathering the views of the public about a proposed walking and cycling network for Greater Manchester. This guide will help to answer your questions about adding comments to the Beelines Consultation map. If you have any issues, contact the Cycling and Walking team or the MappingGM team via the contact details below.

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Your City, Your Views

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), Manchester City Council and Salford City Council are holding a consultation to help shape the future of city centre transport. Your City, Your Views is an opportunity for people to have their say on city centre transport to provide ideas on how it can be improved for the future. TfGM, Manchester City Council and Salford City Council would like to find out what residents, employees and visitors think of transport in the city centre today and what, if anything, they would change.

The map shows the city centre boundary, which has grown over recent years to include parts of Salford as well as Ancoats and New Islington. It also shows the city centre neighbouring areas. Also included on the map are planned key transport interventions. The online map is an opportunity for people to highlight why and where improvements could be made to make it easier to travel into or around the city centre by posting comments.

People are able to make comments on the map between 8th August and 17th October. This guide will help to answer questions about adding comments to the map. If you have any issues, contact the MappingGM team via the contact details below.

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GMSF Call for Sites Map

The Greater Manchester Spatial Framework is a joint plan across Greater Manchester that will aim to ensure that we have the right land in the right places to deliver the homes and jobs we need up to 2035. It will be the overarching development plan within which Greater Manchester’s ten local planning authorities can identify more detailed sites for jobs and homes in their own area.

As part of this work, the ten local authorities need to understand both the future demand for employment and housing land, and the supply of development land available. To do this requires asking local residents, businesses and land owners and developers to identify sites they think could be suitable for housing or employment development. This helps to determine whether there are areas of land available for development that individual districts or Greater Manchester are not currently aware of.

The GMSF Call for Sites map was built in autumn 2015 to support the GMSF in engaging with the public and developers, and to help gather this information in a consistent format. The Call for Sites was opened in November 2015, running for over a year until its closure in February 2017. While the ability to submit further sites to the map has now closed, you can still view the map and the sites submitted.

The sites submitted to the Call for Sites are available to view on the map so people are aware of all the ideas and proposals. These sites, shown as default on the map, are promoted by owners/developers and have no endorsement as sites for future development by Greater Manchester and its constituent 10 districts. Decisions on whether sites will or will not be supported will be made as the GMSF is developed.

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GMSF Consultation 2016 Map

Following the development of the GMSF Call for Sites map, the GMSF team asked whether the site could also contribute towards the Consultation on the draft GMSF. The draft plan, released in October 2016, provides the opportunity to comment on the proposed spatial strategy and this will continue to be developed in the light of the consultation responses.

The draft GMSF describes in detail various policies and allocations of land across Greater Manchester for multiple uses. The GMSF team asked for MappingGM to provide a visualisation of the GMSF, to allow the public the opportunity to view and interact with the various policies spatially.

The Consultation map was therefore developed in autumn 2016 to coincide with the release of the draft GMSF Consultation. The map provides a view of the proposals contained within the draft GMSF and provides the public with links back through to the relevant proposals in the document.

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Future work

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