The most famous person from Helensburgh 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 Helensburgh?

Helensburgh Advertiser: Notable people interactive map in and around Helensburgh (Mapbox/ Topi Tjukanov)Notable people interactive map in and around Helensburgh (Mapbox/ Topi Tjukanov)

The interactive map reveals that Deborah Kerr is the most significant person with links to Helensburgh.

In fact, the six-times Academy Award-nominated actress (1921-2007) lived in the town for around three years as a child but wasn't actually born there. 

The Hollywood star is best known for her performances in The King and I (1956), The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) and Black Narcissus (1947).

While she has strong links to Helensburgh, she was actually born in Hillhead in Glasgow.

Other recognisable names that made a splash on the map nearby include the footballer Moses McNeill ( 1855-1938) who was one of the founding members of Rangers Football Club and the physician and novelist AJ Cronin from Cardross.

Beyond Helensburgh, 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.