CERC — Environmental Software and Services

How to access the Glasgow platform

Please follow the steps below to get access to the public platform.

    1. Visit www.q-cumber.org
    2. Click “Go to QCumber”
    3. Click “Join QCumber” to apply for a free account (if you have not already done so)
    4. Log in
    5. Press the QCUMBER button (at the top left of the screen)
    6. Move the mouse over the compass icon (on the right-hand side of the screen, to the right of the map) and search for “Glasgow, UK”

      The map should change and the What’s new section should now show Glasgow City. Click on “Glasgow City”

The Transport Route Tool

    1. The Transport Route Tool appears to the right of the Home or Shapefiles bar. The tool can only be used with Glasgow.
      1. First click Start selection and then click on the map with the right mouse button to select the start and end points of your journey. You must use the right mouse button, not the left mouse button.
      2. Then use the radio buttons to choose the travel mode.
      3. Finally click Get directions. The tool will suggest possible routes with their distance and estimated travel time. You can display the routes on the map by ticking the checkboxes.
      4. You can view the average air quality exposure for each route by clicking on the cloud icon:

The data folders and files

  1. To view the data folders and files, click on the Home bar and choose Shapefiles. You will see a list of folders, as shown below. You can click on a folder to open it and see the data layers. To display a particular data layer, check the Overlay Shapefile box.

    The public folders include input and output for the ADMS-Urban air quality modelling for Glasgow. It is also possible to use ADMS-Urban from within QCumber to define input for ADMS modelling, carry out the modelling, and visualise the output. To request access to the tool for ad-hoc ADMS modelling within QCumber, please contact CERC.

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