The most famous person from Dumbarton has been revealed, according to a new interactive map.

Mapbox researcher and geographer Topi Tjukanov developed the insightful map which reveals the birthplaces of the most 'notable people' around the world.

The data is based on a study published in June this year from researchers from the University of Paris. 

A person's significance was calculated based on information scraped from Wikipedia and Wikidata. 

The data accounts for a series of factors including the number of Wikipedia entries, their average length, the average number of views from 2015-18 as well as the total number of external links.

"The data contains a rank value and a notability "sum value" these are used to determine which names are shown and how big they are," Mr Tjukanov explained to users on Twitter.

You can explore the map and view the noteworthy people from hometowns all over the world in four different categories:

  • Culture
  • Discovery & Science
  • Leadership
  • Sports & Games

Who is the most famous person from Dumbarton?

Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter: Notable people interactive map in and around Clydebank (Mapbox/ Topi Tjukanov)Notable people interactive map in and around Clydebank (Mapbox/ Topi Tjukanov)

The interactive map reveals that David Byrne is the most significant person to come from Dumbarton.

The singer-songwriter, 70, is perhaps best known for being the guitarist of the new wave band Talking Heads.

Byrne has countless of awards to his name including a Grammy, a Tony, an Academy Award and a Golden Globe.

He is also an inducted member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of Talking Heads.

Other recognisable names that made a splash on the map include the 'Flying Scot' racecar driver Jackie Stewart as well as his older brother Jimmy, who also drove racecars, from Milton.

Beyond Dumbarton, legendary actor Sean Connery has been deemed the most notable name from Edinburgh and comic Charlie Chaplin is considered the most significant person from the UK's capital.