Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – Living Map
New digital map gives local residents and visitors a new way to experience Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
London – 14.09.2017
Living Map, the digital map and data platform for smart cities, has today launched an interactive map of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as part of Future Cities Catapult and London Legacy Development Corporation’s work to turn the area into a cutting-edge tech testbed.
The map, which is compatible with all mobile and desktop devices, gives residents and visitors an easy way to discover the park’s attractions, venues, restaurants and other facilities.
It also has some unique new features that will help connect people to the park. Users can toggle on a map view that highlights biodiversity attractions within the area, or switch to a ‘night mode’ that shows the lit routes around the park at night.
Living Map was one of four SMEs who received an equal share of £40,000 to develop, test and showcase innovative technology within the park with the aim of increasing health and wellbeing for residents of surrounding boroughs.
Scott Cain, Chief Business Officer at Future Cities Catapult said:
“We’re very happy to support Living Map in launching their exciting digital map in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and we look forward to seeing its impact in encouraging healthy behaviour in and around the area.
“Health and wellbeing in our cities is a hot topic at the moment and that’s why Future Cities Catapult is working with SMEs to develop and test technologies to create healthy, happy and sustainable cities.
“Through our Capstone project we’re building on the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games, by making the park a hotbed for innovation and tech, and positioning the UK as a leader in connectivity.”
Tim Fendley, Chief Executive Officer at Living Map, said:
“Rich, interactive maps are a powerful way to connect people to places and encourage healthier behaviours, so we’re delighted to participate in the Capstone project to create a better way for local residents and visitors to access and experience Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
“Over the coming months we look forward to working with the local community to ensure the park map reflects the needs of this fast-changing area.”
Living Map is a digital map and data platform that enables cities, business and buildings to transform their users’ experiences. Its team of cartographers, designers and developers has delivered interactive digital maps for the MET Museum in New York, the City of Cleveland, Ohio, and Heathrow Airport.
You can visit the live digital map of the park HERE
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