Report on the 6th PCC meeting of CAP4Access EU project

The 6th PCC meeting of CAP4Access EU project was held during 21st and 22nd of April in Vienna. Adam Rousell, Stefan Hahmann and Amin Mobasheri attended this meeting from GIScience research group of Heidelberg University. The aim of the meeting was to discuss the progress of deliverables as well as to perform the first experiment for testing the tools developed within the project. The process of setting up the experiment benefited from using tools such as OSMatrix for accessibility to select the proper locations where the experiment should take place. The tools for testing were the obstacle tagger and the navigation mobile application both developed by Heidelberg GIScience research group. In addition to these two tools, with the aim of enriching the completeness of sidewalk attributes in Vienna, it was decided to use the Vespucci OSM editor for performing data collection during the experiment. The participants of this experiment were all members of project partners who are familiar with the tools and whom also have the knowledge of looking for possible problems/errors in the tools for reporting back to developers.

Apart from this experiment and the discussions followed by it, our meeting enjoyed hosting Anita Graser from Austrian Institute of Technology giving a presentation on related research being done within the PERRON project. In addition and on behalf of CAP4Access, Stefan Hahmann presented the challenges and work in progress regarding sidewalk routing within the OpenRouteService wheelchair profile which was followed by discussions on the overlapping topics between two projects and possible collaborations in the future.