Projects

Peebles Spatial Diagnostic

To assist in the processes of planning a future for Peebles an initiative of the Peebles Community Trust is to capture a wide range of spatial data on the town, its services and its organisation, in the form of a Spatial Diagnostic - essentially a Geographical Information System (GIS). This will be a public resource that will be added to over time. It will allow relatively simple map-based presentation of complex information, linking data to the physical layout of the town. In time it is hoped that this resource might be made available for use by Peebles' organisations, by High School students, and integrated with the activities of the more formal planning activities of the Community Trust and the Civic Society, as well as local initiatives looking at the past, present and future layout of our High Street, the history and wildlife of the Cuddy or Eddleston Water, the history of the town's tweed milling industry, and the future requirements of our road and path system.

We are putting together the basics of our GIS - with the help of SBC GIS professionals, the Community Council Planning Committee and volunteer help.  So far our platform has been established using the opensource program QuantumGIS, and we are loading up layers drawing on publicly available data, maps and other spatial information.