A new interactive map showing past, present and future construction projects in London has been launched by its mayor.
The app, which is the second phase of London’s Infrastructure Mapping Application, uses both public and private sector data to map out transport, water, energy and building projects in the capital.
It is hoped the map will provide a step change in being able to integrate “fragmented” infrastructure and development data for users to plan better infrastructure projects.
The map has been targeted at a range of users from engineers and contractors to utility companies, housebuilders, developers and regulators. It is also hoped public-sector agencies across sectors: water, transportation, energy, waste, digital connectivity, green infrastructure, and residential/commercial development will be able to make use of the tool.
Deputy mayor planning, regeneration and skills Jules Pipe said: “Infrastructure is at the very heart of everything we do here in London and this invaluable new application contains data on the major planned developments in the city.
“With a growing population, it is absolutely vital that our infrastructure providers work together to deliver the homes, water, energy, schools, transport, digital connectivity and better quality of life that Londoners expect.
“Through this application, we have been able to bring together data from across a wide range of sectors so that infrastructure providers have at their fingertips everything they may need to know about how the city will grow, and can take decisions accordingly.
“By taking this coordinated approach, we will be able to ensure that London remains the best city in the world in which to live, work and visit.”
Improvements in the future will include an interactive dashboard, insights about the data to users, 3D modelling and information on underground assets.