[Talk-GB] Mapping Mobility Stockport

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Wed Jan 9 23:55:19 UTC 2019

On 10/01/19 07:17, Andy Townsend wrote:
> On 09/01/2019 18:11, Jez Nicholson wrote:
>> Seeking your input...
> One thing that struck me when I had to start planning for getting from 
> A to B with someone on a mobility scooter or in a wheelchair was that 
> the "obvious" things (kerbs etc.) weren't the biggest issue - it was 
> things like the exact location of the shopmobility office (which level 
> of the car park and exactly where on that level?) and gates that 
> weren't mobility-scooter accessible not because they weren't wide 
> enough but because the angle you'd have to turn through was impossible 
> (I've still no idea how to map that).

Umm I'd try 'wheelchair=no' on the way. Presumably a wheel chair would 
have similar difficulty there.
> I'd actually start by asking potential users in Stockport "so what do 
> you want to see on a map?".  I bet a whole pile of requests will come 
> in that aren't covered by any OSM map.
> With regard to "what shows this" 
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:wheelchair#Rendering (which 
> you've probably already looked at) has a couple of suggestions.  I'm 
> sure that there are others though, even features of non-"accessibility 
> sprecific" renderings such as the "shopmobility parsing" that I added 
> to 
> https://map.atownsend.org.uk/maps/map/map.html#zoom=20&lat=53.4955228&lon=-2.514984 
> when I found it personally useful.

I am thinking about making a new wiki page for mappers on tags available 
for disability/accessibility things. Presently there is no common page 
for them, something similar to;

the format of https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:highway

and tagging on 

Yet to get off my bum and do some more research on it, the above will 
give me some more to do, thanks.

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