Bio Mapping

Copyrighted map of London found on internet

Map Data

The data is available here allows you to create your own spatial visualisations of the Bio Mapping data collected by hundreds of participants.

The data is classified via location not individual users simply to make it easier to use and understand. Within each location file, each individual tracks is still viewable and usable on its own.

I have provided the data in two different file formats, KMZ and GPX, the first is easy to use with Google Earth while the second is fully open and usable in a wide range of geo software. For GPX files I recommend starting with GPS Visualizer.

I have inserted my GSR arousal measurements as the standard <ele> elevation tag. The numbers for the <ele> tag range from 0 - 255 with 255 as highest arousal. Find some more info on the GPX exchange format here.

  KMZ format GPX format
London Westminster 24kb  
London, Kensington 15kb 350kb
London, Strand 3kb 40kb
Huddersfield 4kb 80kb
Nottingham 12kb 17kb
Siena 3kb 47kb
Helsinki, Suomenlinna 4kb 76kb
Portsmouth 3kb 26kb
London Harrow 9kb 114kb
London Southbank 4kb  
Rotterdam 6kb 116kb
Munich 28kb  
London Greenwich Greenwich Emotion Map

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Last Updated 22.08.07


Hello I need to get feedback from people about what they think about the Bio Mapping project. Please help by filling out this online form. Thanks so much !!!


I am in Tokyo speaking and running a Bio Mapping workshop at the Dislocate 07 conference. Come and join us if you are around.


Link to all the press coveage

The San Francisco Emotion Map is complete. At the end of July I will be Bio Mapping in Tokyo. Until then I am working on my book and setting up a project in Stockport and Stoke Newington. Please see my main site for more info.


There is a new interview about the Bio Mapping project.


Bio Mapping has won the SciArt R&D award which will give me time to write a book about the project and commission some critical / historical essays around the project. If you are intersted in writing one get in touch!

Live interview on WAMU US public radio.


New articles about Bio Mapping on the Discovery Channel the New Scientist and on Slashdot in the German Telepolis, Italian MondoGIS , French Liberation and Techno Science as well as British Council magazine


A high quality MPEG4 video of the Greenwich Emotion Map is available for download


I was interviewed on BBC World Service and NewsTalk106. See Tom Hagler's walk in Covent Garden.
(requires Google Earth)


The Observer carries an article on Bio Mapping. Click on the links to view David Smith's walks in rural Bibury as well as 'Murder Mile' in Hackney.
(requires Google Earth)