Report on CAP4Access meeting in Elche, Spain

The 3rd official meeting for CAP4Access project took place in the beautiful city of Elche in Spain during 28 to 30th of October 2014. The morning of the first day was spent in a press conference at the municipality of Elche where the mayor of the city gave a talk regarding the importance of this project for Europe in general and Elche city in particular. More information about this event can be found on the following Spanish news media: ElcheDiario and Cope Elche.

Concerning the talks given by the team from Heidelberg GIScience research group, Mohamed Bakillah presented the current developed PC-based prototype for collective tagging system, followed by a presentation regarding the input, challenges and expected outcomes of quality assessment service given by Amin Mobasheri. On the 29th, Stefan Hahmann gave a talk about the current challenges for Wheelchair routing followed by the work-in-progress of the navigation service and its first prototype presented by Adam Rousell. Arguments regarding the expected outcomes for each tool/service were also discussed.

Apart from Heidelberg team, several other presentations from other project partners were given such as presentation by Susanne Dobner from ZSI Vienna about their pilot city activities in Vienna. Similar talks were given by people from Elche and London (Mapping for Change) as well. In addition, Olga Binions from University College London presented ideas and future plans for developing emotion-based tagging system , while Jonas Deister and Silke Georgi from Wheelmap talked about their activities for Wheelmap project that could be interested and used for CAP4Access project.

The fruitful discussions of the project meeting was concluded by agreement on the items of deliverable for each package until end of this year.