This Colour-Coded Map Of London Street Trees Is Our New Favourite Thing

By Holly Brockwell on at

Lots of interesting applications of London data have come out of the open-access London Datastore since its launch, but our new favourite is an interactive map of street trees.

The map shows the locations of about 700,000 trees, colour-coded according to their species. We've already discovered some surprisingly exotic trees near Giz HQ.

The map generally doesn't include trees in parks, but it's more interesting finding out there's a pear tree at the bottom of your street, anyway.

It's ideal for photographers, nature-lovers and Instagrammers, but we're also hoping someone mashes it up with the Niantic engine and makes Pokémon Grow. Who needs Sudowoodo when you've got this?

Try it yourself here.


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