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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: Please also see the outdoor access code for Scotland:</p>\n\n<p>I created two maps for toilets in Scotland. Both maps use the same toilet data - taken from OpenStreetMap (<a href=\"\"></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=\"\"></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=\"\"></a>.</p>", 
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      "affiliation": "Scotland's Rural College", 
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      "@type": "Person", 
      "name": "Michael Spencer"
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  "datePublished": "2020-06-17", 
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    "Public services", 
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  "name": "Toilets of Scotland"
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