Journal cover Journal topic
Proceedings of the ICA
Journal topic
Volume 1
Proc. Int. Cartogr. Assoc., 1, 77, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/ica-proc-1-77-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Proc. Int. Cartogr. Assoc., 1, 77, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/ica-proc-1-77-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

  16 May 2018

16 May 2018

Mapping Norway – a Method to Register and Survey the Status of Accessibility

Sven Michaelis and Kathrin Bögelsack Sven Michaelis and Kathrin Bögelsack
  • Kartverket, Grandfjæra 22b, 6415 Molde, Norway

Keywords: Accessibility, methods, mapping, survey, Norway, public areas, urban areas, recreational areas, planning, wheel-chair, electrical wheelchair

Abstract. The Norwegian mapping authority has developed a standard method for mapping accessibility mostly for people with limited or no walking abilities in urban and recreational areas. We choose an object-orientated approach where points, lines and polygons represents objects in the environment. All data are stored in a geospatial database, so they can be presented as web map and analyzed using GIS software. By the end of 2016 more than 160 municipalities are mapped using that method. The aim of this project is to establish a national standard for mapping and to provide a geodatabase that shows the status of accessibility throughout Norway. The data provide a useful tool for national statistics, local planning authorities and private users. First results show that accessibility is low and Norway still faces many challenges to meet the government’s goals for Universal Design.

Publications Copernicus
Download
Citation
Share