Manchester City Council

Play Strategy Maps

Manchester City Council - Play Strategy Maps

Countryscape produced a series of maps as part of Manchester City Council’s bid to fund the development of a Play Strategy for the city. A total of six maps were developed, showing the location of play provision for young people in Manchester, such as play areas, day-care centres, adventure playgrounds, etc.

The maps were required to be accessible and engaging to both council officers and play workers. The project involved using a Geographical Information System (GIS) to convert a complex spatial database into a series of recognisable icons, illustrating the different types of play provision and their distribution across the city.