[Accessibility] How to map parts of tactile paving and other feature?
s_higash at mua.biglobe.ne.jp
Sat Jul 31 15:15:42 BST 2010
I think we need to draw all foot-ways for accessibility-mapping,
though it may take long time to complete..
Because it is mainly for walking/wheelchair driving route.
(sorry Japanese article)
As for myself I haven't draw enough ;-)
> Dear all,
> I have been reading up on the archive, but have not come across an
> answer to my question, so I hope you can help me out.
> Mapping for the blind is one of the OSM activities I wish to
> contribute to, because there is not much activity on this topic
> amongst the Dutch mappers, and because I live in an small city with a
> institute for the blind (especially education to blind children).
> Therefore there is a lot of tactile paving and other facilities in my
> town, and also a group of people that can benefit from mapping these
> facilities. But I can not find clear choices on how to map tactile
> paving. I looked at German examples, but most of them are bus-stop
> platforms or additions to traffic-light crossings. I can not find
> examples of tactile paving on foot-ways along roads (only a few where
> the foot-way is completely separated in a park).
> So I am wondering what is the best way to map tactile paving on
> foot-ways along roads (directly next to the road of only separated by
> a small border of cycle-path)?
> Should I only mark the nodes of the crossings? And what if a section
> of the path is mark apart from crossings (example: there is place
> where cars are allowed to park on the foot-way, which is extra width
> at that point. There is tactile paving on the part of this foot-path
> to lead the blind around the parked cars, but there is no crossing at
> the beginning nor at the end of this part)?
> How should I make clear that the tactile paving is only on one side of
> the road, if the foot-ways are on both side?
> Or should I draw all these foot-ways, even if they are directly along
> roads, so I can mark the exact sections with tactile paving? I think
> this last option is the most clean option, but takes a lot of work,
> and this is not how others have done it so far....
> Please give me some advise, as I am keen on starting mapping this
> tactile paving.
> With kind regards,
> Annemieke Vogel
> lat. 51.763047
> lon. 5.728747
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