The Spatial Urban Data System comprises of various spatial data that describes facets of cities. Underpinning the objectives of SUDS is the definition of a multi-dimensional geographic database containing spatially and temporally indexed real and synthetic small scale data that cover a wide range of social, economic, natural, built-environment and physical infrastructure aspects.
The SUDS Transport Availability Indicators application provides a platform for high resolution (census output areas) transport availability analytics across the United Kingdom. The platform provides an easy access for users to spatially query transport availbility factors and indicators that will enable greater understanding of transport availability dynamics at varying spatial scales.
In other to derive the Transport Availability Index various factors were computed based on information obtained from the UK Traveline Information Limited (Traveline National Dataset - TNDS) such as the schedule data of bus, light rail, tram and ferry services in England, Wales and Scotland. This information was subsequently linked to the Lower Super Output Areas (geographic areas created for the output of census estimates).
Some of the factors computed include: mean of minimum weighted hourly frequency of stops in an LSOA, mean of average weighted hourly frequency of stops in an LSOA, mean of total weighted hourly frequency of stops in an LSOA as well as their unweighted equivalents; mean of minimum service hours of stops in an LSOA, mean of average service hours of stops in an LSOA, and number of stops in an LSOA. Currently, users can query data for some months in 2016 and in January 2017. We anticipate adding more data in the near future to provide a complete outlook.
To explore the dataset, select an operator and choose an attribute on which your query is based.