In the scope of the CAP4ACCESS project, we announce a bachelor thesis (PDF, description in German) on the topic of wheelchair accessibility mapping using the example of the Heidelberg castle gardens. The main scientific research question deals with the suitability of VGI data (e.g. OpenStreetMap, Wheelmap) for mapping the accessibility of points and ways for people with limited mobility. A potential practical outcome would be either a printed or a web map indicating places/ways according to their respective wheelchair accessibility in the castle garden. Furthermore, we seek to fuse existing plans with VGI.
Interested candidates are invited to contact Dr. Stefan Hahmann.