Where the data comes from

The map takes the entries from OpenStreetMap (published under the Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 2.0 license), a community that is mapping the whole world and providing all of the information as open data. We take a fresh data extract every hour and turn it into reusable KML Files, which show up on this map and can be easily used on other web sites or mapping systems.

Techie details

A cron-scheduled python script grabs the data using the eXtended API, processes the data using an XSLT transformation and some extra code to interpret the complex tagging and make the information more readable, then drops the data into KML files.

This is the tagging we use to filter out the features and build the KML. To ensure your features shows up properly, make sure you add all of these tags!

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Low carbon power

Zero waste

Sustainable food

Sustainable transport

Culture and heritage