14 Sep '11, 1pm

Scotland Makes World's First Urban Green Space Map : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Scotland Makes World's First Urban Green Space Map : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Holyrood Palace, the royal residence in Scotland, is surrounded by green space. Photo: Bernt Rostad / Creative Commons . Finding a place to hike or picnic in Scotland's cities just got easier with the introduction of what is thought to be the world's first comprehensive, interactive online map of urban green space -- 429 square miles in all. The interactive map, prepared by the charitable organization Greenspace Scotland with government support, allows anyone with access to a computer to search for green space using place names or postcodes, or just by scrolling around, the BBC reported today, noting the environmental as well as recreational benefits: The tool may also help councils develop planning and environmental policy. Those who produced the map said it would provide a baseline for future updates, allowing them to track changes in the amount and type of green space i...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/09/scotland-makes-wo...

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