How to use this map
The London Open Workspaces map can be used to search London's start-up workspaces by location. Simply scroll over the map and click on a point. A small window will appears showing the name of the workspaces, along with important information such as website, contact details, opening hours and a summary of the services on offer.
Users can also search the map by workspace type. By clicking on the workspace tabs in the top right corner you can turn the three workspace types on or off. Clicking on the arrow in the right hand corner of these tabs creates a dropdown list of the workspaces currently visible on your browser.
Finally users can search London's workspaces by the services on offer. Clicking on the "Advanced Search" tab allows you to find those workspaces providing the facilities you value most. Each workspace type has its own search criteria. Having chosen up to 6 different facilities, a list of matching workspaces across London will appear on the right hand side of the screen.
In the case of artist spaces users are able to search by the average cost of renting a studio. This is worked out as £… per square foot per anum (£…/ sqft p/a). It should be noted that all costs are approximate, and may not include additional costs such as business rates, utilities and service charges.
There are three methods of searching:
- Drop down list
- Advanced search
The top left hand corner contains a search box. You can search by typing in a postcode, a road name or a place and clicking on the magnifying glass. If there are several options these will be highlighted in a box on the screen. If there is only one option the map will zoom to that location displaying a marker at the location.
Drop down list:
The top right corner contains a list of the 3 types of workspaces, each list can be expanded (using the down arrow) to display a list of workspaces with range of the current map view (i.e. those workspaces not visible on the map will not be listed). If you click on a workspace in these lists the map will zoom to the selected workspace and display a marker at the location.
Note: Clicking on the name of the drop down list (i.e. Office spaces, Artist spaces or Maker spaces) will hide/how those work spaces on the map.
The top right corner contains an advanced search button, when clicked this will expand to allow users to search for the type of workspace, facilities/services provided, the known sectors (e.g. architecture, marketing, etc…), etc… for each given workspace. Once the search button has been pressed the results will appear in a new drop down list (under the existing drop down lists).
Note: to clear this advance search list; click on the clear button in the advance search or the X next to the search results heading.
Selecting a workspace
The coloured markers/symbols represent the known workspaces; hovering your mouse over a workspace (on either the map or the 'Drop down list') displays the name of the workspace at the bottom of the screen (this will also highlight the workspace on the map and in the Drop down list').
To select a workspace, click on the workspace you wish to choose, this will 'pop-up' an 'information box'.
The information box is will appear when you click on the map, this will show the information for any visible workspace that is with a small tolerance of the location you click. This will show a new 'tab' for each workspace with the workspace type as a heading, click on the tab to show the information for the given workspace.
Initially the information box will show a summary, this can be expanded by clicking the 'More information' link.
Show map legend/key
Clicking the 'Legend' button in the bottom left hand corner brings up the map key/legend box. This explains what the different symbols and colours shown on the map represent.
Moving around the map
The '+' and '-' symbols in the top left hand corner can be used to zoom in and out.