I’ve been delving around in the many statistics that are available via the Turf website, and thought you might like to see what I found, looking at how the turf landscape around Edinburgh has changed over the past year. There’s been an enormous increase in turf zones, and there are many more people taking part.
|Area||Number of zones||Number of turfers|
|12/11/2020||Nov 2019||12/11/2020||Nov 2019|
|City of Edinburgh||805||240||66||6|
|Perth & Kinross||90||23||1||0|
The chart above shows the number of turf zones for areas in and around Edinburgh - now, and a year ago. The zone-setters have been very busy indeed - see the maps below. More zones are still appearing on a daily basis. The maps give a striking illustration of the increase. So many new places to find!
The numbers playing have increased dramatically too. The chart shows numbers of active turfers in our local areas (note that people will be counted more than once, if they visited more than one area). In November 2019, there were only 9 turfers in the whole of Scotland, 5 of whom were Turf tourists, i.e. their home region wasn’t Scotland. (November’s probably not a very representative month – for comparison, there were 23 turfers in Scotland in August 2019, 14 of whom were Turf tourists.) There are currently 118 turfers in Scotland, with no tourists - the latest travel restrictions obviously affect this.
There are links to various third party sites (for Turf statistics) in the Third Party section of the Turf website info page.
The ones I used were:
Warded - Extensive statistics from the game, from game-wide to user-specific
UrbanGeeks - A map tool that provides extra information on zones
- Sally Lindsay
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