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Urban Spaces: Search Google Maps by Shape and Size

By April 30, 2009 One Comment

Urban Spaces is a beta service from Holistic City Software that allows urban designers, architects, developers and planners to search for examples of public spaces of a specific size or shape.

Our movie below provides a quick insight:

Searching by size and shape is actually quite addictive and it is certainly an innovative way to use Google Maps.

To try it for yourself go to


Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.

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