A Method of Assessing Public Space Attractiveness with use of Google Maps.
Authors: Case of Poznan MA
Abstract: The paper presents results of research on the quality of public space within Poznan Metropolitan Area. To identify this phenomenon an original method of analysis of World Wide Web was applied. The method is characterized by a high fidelity in diagnosing the character of relations. By means of applied research tools it was possible to analyse visual and functional interactions. The result is a map presenting the attractiveness of public spaces throughout Poznan Metropolitan Area based on a scope of specialised services and their distribution within the city in relation to visual quality of public space.
Keywords: public space, Google maps, WWW query, visual quality, functional quality
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