Brno Urban Grid
What is Brno Urban Grid?
Brno Urban Grid (BUG) is an application that will enable simple visualization and analysis of several types of spatial data within the scope of the Brno Metropolitan Area. It is an uncomplicated and open tool for quick and clear analysis of the spatial situation. The application uses a grid square of a size of a 250×250 cell, that is located above the metropolitan area map (OpenStreetMap). The information can be calculated into squared cells about different spatial phenomena, such as the number of inhabitants, the area of the built-up areas or the area of retail outlets. The key features of the application are openness, user-friendliness and interpretive clarity.
Why a square grid?
The advantage of using a square grid is the ability to present and analyze data in tightly defined, stable and mutually comparable spatial units. The use of the grid resolves distortions caused by uneven size or changes in the boundaries of the usual statistical spatial units. Individual cells can be grouped together to best cover the selected territory. The use of the grid is in line with the current activities of the national statistical authorities and Eurostat, which leads to a deeper development of grid statistics.
Who is in charge of administration and the development of the application?
The application is developed by cartographers, computer scientists and social geographers from Altimapo company, a spin-off of Masaryk University in Brno.