Heathrow Community Trust is an independent grant-making charity that award grants for young people, environment and sustainability, communities and local developments in the proximity around Heathrow Airport.
The Heathrow Community Trust awards between £880k and £1M in new grants every year targeting projects in support of youths, the environment and sustainability, communities and local development. The GDS team was asked to create a web map of the awarded grants between 2018-2019 that shows the location of the projects, the target areas and the grant categories. We could map the location based on the project postcodes using the geocoding locator based on the Ordnance Survey Opendata. The postcode location on the map is given as a centroid of its postcode area (a UK postcode covers an area of an average 15 properties) which offers a fine enough approximation for this purpose. Projects were symbolized after grant category and a web map created using ArcGIS Web Application. This is an example how we can build quick and easy web maps to convey geographical information for various uses.