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Toilets of Scotland

Michael Spencer


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  "description": "<p>Access to toilets is important for individual health and well being. Closing public toilets impacts local areas because visitors relieve themselves even if they cannot access facilities.</p>\n\n<p>These data visualisations were created in response to Covid 19 which caused the closure of public toilets. They were created using QGIS with open data from OpenStreetMap and Ordnance Survey.</p>\n\n<p>Mountaineering Scotland have an excellent guide on going to the toilet in the outdoors: https://www.mountaineering.scot/assets/contentfiles/pdf/where-to-go-leaflet.pdf. Please also see the outdoor access code for Scotland: https://www.outdooraccess-scotland.scot/.</p>\n\n<p>I created two maps for toilets in Scotland. Both maps use the same toilet data - taken from OpenStreetMap (<a href=\"https://www.openstreetmap.org\">https://www.openstreetmap.org</a>). OpenStreetMap is a community project, so data are only as good as submissions in a given area.</p>\n\n<p>The hex map was created by making a grid of hexagons with a diameter of approximately 6km and overlaying those over Scotland. I then counted the number of toilets within each hexagon and coloured the hexagon based on this count of toilets.</p>\n\n<p>For the voronoi map I plotted the toilet locations (purple dots) and then drew lines (orange) which bisected the space between each toilet. You can read more about voronoi diagrams here: <a href=\"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voronoi_diagram\">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voronoi_diagram</a>.</p>\n\n<p>If local data are missing you can contribute this information to OpenStreetMap yourself, here&#39;s a guide: <a href=\"https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Beginners%27_guide\">https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Beginners%27_guide</a>.</p>", 
  "license": "https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode", 
  "creator": [
    {
      "affiliation": "Scotland's Rural College", 
      "@id": "https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1472-2082", 
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      "name": "Michael Spencer"
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  "url": "https://zenodo.org/record/3899464", 
  "datePublished": "2020-06-17", 
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    "COVID-19", 
    "Scotland", 
    "Public services", 
    "Health", 
    "Toilets"
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