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greenspace

15
Aug
2017
3

Find your nearest allotment for #NationalAllotmentWeek with open data

National Allotment Week kicked off yesterday, celebrating the hard work that volunteers, councils and organisations put in on all of the sites across the country.  To mark the week, allotment groups are opening their gates and holding barbecues, plant and produce sales, allotment tours, competitions and exhibitions, coffee mornings and afternoon teas – many of them raising funds to support local charities.

Allotments are a fantastic way to #GetOutside and enjoy some fresh air, meet new people, and grow your own fruit and vegetables. The National Allotment Society say that 30 minutes of gardening on your allotment can burn around 150 calories, the same as doing low impact aerobics. Plus, allotments provide essential habitats for wildlife. Just 1 square metre of land can support hundreds of different species.

Did you know?

In our OS Open Greenspace map covering Great Britain, there are 12,107 allotments and community growing spaces, measuring up 135 km2 of land. That breaks down into:  Read More

10
Jul
2017
2

Greenspace joins OS OpenData

OS Open Greenspace launches today, becoming the latest free product available as OS OpenData. The new open dataset will help communities, businesses and developers to create products and services that will encourage healthier and greener lifestyles.

A Government initiative to make it easier for people to locate and access greenspaces launched with the release of our open dataset and maps every publicly accessible recreational and leisure greenspace in Great Britain.

OS Open Greenspace showing Southsea

You can access the data, covering all of Britain’s urban greenspaces, through our OS OpenData download page.  OS Open Greenspace contains data from us and other sources, and you can also see it immediately through our free OS Maps service and app. Read More