I was recently drawn to the Ordinance Survey’s blog where they had tweeted on image they had received which visualised the postcodes of Great Britain is a rather artistic way. Wondering if this approach was easy to replicate and if other data could be used I had a little play with the DCLG NGA broadband model I’ve used before to see if it was possible to create a short animated sequence which could show the spread of faster broadband.
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Click on the image to see it run – it loops back at the end to highlight the gulf between where we’re starting from to where we need to get to.
Its not as polished as the OS image but I think it kind of works. The DCLG data is modelled on the ONS’s super output areas, so I resolved them to postcode level to give more points of light, and the colour simply matches the model’s traffic lights.
At the moment the image only covers England and Wales – Scotland and Northern Ireland have their own statistical output area systems which individually need resolving to postcode level. If I get a quite moment I’ll run additional areas to make the map complete.