Proc. Int. Cartogr. Assoc., 1, 77, 2018
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16 May 2018
Mapping Norway – a Method to Register and Survey the Status of Accessibility
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.
Citation: Michaelis, S. and Bögelsack, K.: Mapping Norway – a Method to Register and Survey the Status of Accessibility, Proc. Int. Cartogr. Assoc., 1, 77,, 2018.
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