#wayfinding in #Bath #England #map
A simple system to help wheelchair users finding their way and improving accessibility to services. It is a wiki-map and it relies heavily on the users’ contributions. To get an idea compare your town and Munich, you’ll see the difference. This service is REALLY good in Germany but at the moment it struggles a bit elsewhere, even here in London. Spread the word, the more visibility it gets the more likely to see the maps populated!!!!
And here’s probably the most sophisticated and really amazing job done by Living Map. It gives real time information on shops, cafe’, bar, restaurant etc. It a powerful live city-guide and wayfinding tool. It does require a lot of work, no wonder it focuses on a selfconfined district of central London (Soho). Would it be possible for an entire city? or rather, who is going to pay for it? municipalities? advertising co?
Available on the web and as an app (iPhone and iPad).
and the shiny shiny version courtesy of the tourist board?
The project is very promising. It is quite ambitious and it will have to rely on people sharing their experiences but it has all the good ingredients, including a sexy graphic interface. It features both places and routes (only one at the mo). More interestingly it brings together wayfinding, culture/tourism and shopping/leisure and it is inevitably a key city branding tool for the city.
Wayfinding with landmarks only: no street names in Managua!
READ the article here [in Spanish / photo from Google maps]