Evidence and belief If the evidence contradicts your belief should you ignor the evidence or change your belief? There have been many claims that turbines cause illness, and probably some people honestly believe that turbines have made them ill. So far as I have been able to find out, there is no regulatory, scientific or medical body in the world that supports the view that wind turbines make people sick.
Above is an excerpt of a large, coloured-dot based graphic showing the locations of street trees in Southwark Borough in London, as released by them to the OpenStreetMap database back in Street trees are on public land managed by Southwark Council, and generally include lines of trees on the pavements of residential streets, as well as in council housing estates and public parks.
By mapping just the trees, the street network and park locations are revealed, due to their linear pattern or clumping of many types of trees in a small area, respectively. Trees of the same genus have the same colour, on this graphic. Why did I choose Southwark for this graphic?
Well, it was at the time and still is the only London borough that had donated its street tree data in this way. It is also quite a green borough, with a high density of street trees, second only to Islington which ironically has the smallest proportion of green space of any London borough.
There are street tree databases for all the boroughs, but the data generally has some commercial value, and can also be quite sensitive tree location data can useful for building planning and design, and the exact locations of trees can also be important for neighbourly disputes and other damage claims.
It would of course be lovely to have a map of the whole of London — one exists, although it is not freely available. There are street tree maps of other cities, including this very pretty one of New York City by Jill Hubley.
Also well as a PDF version, you can download a zip-file containing a three files: You may alternatively prefer to get the data directly from OpenStreetMap itself, using a mechanism like Overpass Turbo.
A version of this map appears in London: The Information Capital, by James Cheshire and Oliver Urberti who added an attractive colour key using the leaf shapes of each tree genus.
You can see most of it below. I previously talked about another contribution I made to the same book, OpenStreetMappers of London, where I also detailed the process and released the data, so think of this post as a continuation of a very small series where I make available the data from my contributions to the book.
The data is Copyright OpenStreetMap contributors,under the Open Database Licence, and the origin of most of the data is a bulk-import supplied by Southwark Council. This data is dated from There are also some trees that were added manually before, and have been added manually since, by other OpenStreetMap contributors.
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