The Central Scotland Green Network Trust have very kindly been working away over the last few weeks to create a new interactive map for the Edinburgh Shoreline.
CSGNT have generously translated a wide range of data for us from the most up-to-date sources, and incorporated it into one easy-to-use application known as GIS ‘Geographic Information System’.
It allows the user to view and combine different data sources or “layers” from the Edinburgh shoreline such as the location of small pockets of existing vacant land, the kind of habitats that exist, access routes, predictions of coastal erosion, the locations of historic monuments and more.
We hope that it will give a better understanding of what data we have and enable individuals or local groups to think more constructively about opportunities – such as connecting fragmentary habitats, improving access and encouraging sustainable development.
To view the map please visit www.edinburghshoreline.org.uk/map and click on the link under the heading ‘GIS data’ (please note this is not the map at the top of the page, but is found further down the page under GIS data heading).