TAGSCAPE explores ways of visualizing information about natural landscapes and turning it into innovative maps that will engage the general public and not just the specialist. Our source is not only geo-located data (the position of an object given in latitude and longitude) but also includes perceptual data – people’s feelings about a particular location as well as the value they place on it.

In the future, meaningful maps that reveal the unique character and importance of a particular landscape might influence policy decisions concerning how landscape is protected and managed, as well as how such decisions are communicated to the communities who live there.

A website and the idea behind TAGSCAPE is being developed by artist Dominica Williamson, as part of her residency, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, at the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Plymouth University, working in close collaboration with Dr John Martin and engaging with other staff and students in the faculty and students and staff across the Faculty of Art and Humanities were also integrated within the project.