Saturday, July 30, 2016

Mapping Child Poverty in London


Steven Feldman of KnowWhere has mapped the changes to child poverty rates in London between 2008 and 2013. The results suggest that child poverty has decreased in most London wards over this period. As Steven mentions in his commentary on the data this is good news - and rather surprising considering the UK government's austerity measures.

Child Poverty in London includes a number of maps of the data. These include three static maps created with QGIS (showing child poverty in 2008, 2013 and the changes in child poverty 2008-2013), an OpenLayers map (showing the changes in child poverty rates), and a Leaflet map which allows you to view the 2008 & 2013 child poverty rates and also view the changes in child poverty 2008-2013.

The maps are accompanied by Steven's commentary on the child poverty data and on the process of creating the maps with PostGIS, QGIS, the QGIS2Web plugin and Leaflet.js.
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