Colouring London is a knowledge sharing, citizen science platform about London's buildings, built for and with the community. Whether you're an individual colouring just one building, or an organisation providing large-scale open datasets, your contribution is greatly appreciated. Each entry will support research towards making London more sustainable. 

During 2019 we'll be adding leaderboards to thank our top contributors, as well as some simple gamification to help make the uploading process more fun.


We are the Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) at University College London.

We're designing, directing and managing Colouring
London. Find out more about our team here.


Thanks go to Ordnance Survey, for supplying base mapping data and technical advice, to the 

Greater London Authority for use of its mapping 

licence, and to Historic England for its

assistance during the first development stage.

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Thanks to our current funders:

Historic England (Historic Protection Commissions 

Fund), The Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), UCL Innovation and Enterprise, The Geospatial Commission (Cabinet Office) and Innovate UK.

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CORE Collaborators

Our core collaborators and specialist advisers generously provide free, ongoing advice to our team, on content, research applications, data, technical issues, funding & partnership opportunities.

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Our research & education partners provide access to high quality free resources about London's buildings and/or help us generate open data on specific aspects of the city.   

Alan Baxter Associates, Better Archway        Forum, British Architectural Library,
The Building Exploratory, The Building
Research Establishment, Camden School for Girls, 
Centre for Metropolitan Studies, IHS, Layers of London, Just Space, London Metropolitan Archive, Museum of London Archaeology, Pevsner Guides, Somers Town Neighbourhood Forum, Somers Town History Club, Tri Borough GiS Alliance, UCL Energy InstituteUCL IEDE, UCL Bartlett School of Planning, UCL Bartlett Institute of Sustainable Heritage, UCL Faculty of Engineering Science STEaPP, UCL Dept of Civil, Environmental & Geomatic  Engineering, UCL Dept of Geography ExCiteS, UCL Bartlett Survey of London,UCL Archaeology, Institute of Historical Research, Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and  Regional

Development, Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.


Our thanks go to the many individuals,

organisations and academic departments  

providing time, encouragement, and ideas on

content, since 2016.

Experimental work is currently being undertaken with: VuCity (Live streaming outwards of data into free 3D London planning app); The GLA & MHCLG Digital (Towards live streaming inwards of planning portal data); Somers Town History Club & Neighbourhood Forum

& Better Archway Forum (Community planning applications for data and user interface design); BRE & RICS (Data standards); Survey of London & Historic England (Developing networks for age and historical data uploads); Colouring London Education Partners (Relevance of data for the curriculum & life long learning ; UCL Energy Institute (Energy monitoring & reduction); Leibniz Institute IOER, Dresden (Automated vectorisation of historical maps).  


To stimulate innovative applications for our free data,

promoting was of making London more sustainable

we are also beginning to design, develop and test

new free apps and APIs with community planning 

groups, academia, government bodies,

open data specialists 

and the construction & city modelling sectors.


Dr Martin Austwick, Dr Elsa Arcaute,

Professor Mike Batty, Alan Baxter, Jane Botros, Professor Maria Brovelli, Kate Calvert, Jonathan Clarke, Stephen Coley, Sonja Curtis, Jamie Denholm, Malcolm Dickson, Professor Michael Edwards,

Seif El Rashidi, Steve Evans, Christopher Fleet, Dr Kalliopi Fouseki, Emily Gee,

Dr Gill Grayson, Peter Guillery, Siobhan Hackett, Dr Duncan Hay, Tarn Hamilton, Dr Robert Hecht, Dr Hendrik Herold, Paul Hodgson, Rollo Home, Professor Andrew Hudson-Smith, Dominic Humphrey, Ken Kent, Dr Rob Liddiard, Dining Liu, Dr Anna Mavrogianni, Nigel Packer, Dr Panos Mavros, Dr Falli Palaiologou, Helen Pineo, Dr Deborah Pullen, Patrick Rickles, Dr Flora Roumpani, Dr Kate Roach, Jonathan Schifferes, Amy Smith, Professor Philip Steadman, Roger Thomas, Dr Michael Veale, Nigel Walley, Josie Warden.


Special thanks go to the following individuals

who have provided exceptional support, ideas,

encouragement and assistance to

Colouring London during its first development phase.