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Maps: Reference maps & data
A guide to finding and using printed and digital maps.
UNEP WCMC provides information for policy and action to conserve the living world. Their programmes concentrate on species, forests, protected areas, marine, mountains and freshwaters; plus habitats affected by climate change such as polar regions. They also address the relationship between trade and the environment and the wider aspects of biodiversity assessment.
Christian Nold is an artist who produces emotional maps of places. Bio Mapping is a community mapping project in which over the last three years almost 1000 people have taken part. Samples of the maps are available here, and links to the full version of the Greenwich emotion map. A Stockport Emotion Map and a San Francisco emotion map have also been produced.
Official statistics from the ONS. Covers various themes eg. Agriculture, fishing and forestry, Crime and justice. Includes a section on key figures eg. Social indicators, Employment and GDP, or look up regional statistics. Also links to online publications eg. Social Trends, Regional Trends.
UK Data Service Census Support provides a one stop gateway to data and support services which allow users and researchers in UK Higher and Further Education to access the 1971, 1981, 1991, 2001 and 2011 UK censuses. It also provides access to other important census related resources.
Includes links to:
- Aggregate statistics. There are two web-based interfaces that enable users to access and extract data from the aggregate statistics outputs from the 1971, 1981, 1991, 2001 and 2011 censuses. Casweb, the older interface, contains UK census data up to 2001. InFuse contains the 2011 and 2001 census aggregate data for England and Wales.
- Microdata. Samples of Anonymised Records (SARs), which are samples of individual person-level records, are currently available from the 1991 and 2001 censuses, and will be available from the 2011 census in due course. Most SAR files can be downloaded from the Census microdata page.
- Digitised boundary datasets, digitised representations of the underlying geography of the censuses, are available on the Census boundary data site. They are available in many Geographical Information System (GIS) formats. Includes 1991, 2001 and 2011 UK census boundaries and some historic boundaries.
Population statistics and maps for countries, major cities, major agglomerations and administrative divisions of each country. Includes interactive maps and diagrams showing population growth and density.