Glasgow Gritting

Apologies, the Glasgow Gritting online tracking service has now ended.

The live map and search showing where gritting activity has taken place is no longer available.

If you have queries about Glasgow City Council's gritting services please contact Glasgow City Council directly.

This project started in 2012 as a collaboration between IRISS and Glasgow City Council to produce open data from the council's gritting service. The intention being to allow commuters and citizens to know which roads had been treated during cold weather. IRISS hoped that it would be useful to social services workers e.g. making home visits across the city.

This project was supported by Nesta - Make it Local Scotland. This was Glasgow City Council's first web-based open data project and was used as an example as part of the successful bid for the Future City Glasgow and subsequent Open Glasgow projects.


Open data

IRISS is making available an archive of the open data gathered 2012-2015 which may be freely downloaded for data mining.

There may be gaps in time where no relevant data is available for that period.
During the gritting season data was gathered from the gritting vehicles every 15 minutes.

Data Description Data available File format
Vehicle tracking Gritting vehicle journeys. Per hour and per day KML = Keyhole Markup Language, can be used with e.g. Google Maps/Earth
Gritting vehicle journeys. Per hour CSV = Comma-separated values
Gritting vehicle journeys.
Generated by TrackYou program
(GPS vehicle tracking system)
Per 15 minutes XML = Extensible Markup Language

Source code used to generate this data is also available on GitHub. glasgowgritting-trackyou

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This material is Open Data, Open Data

File listing