the OpenStreetMap, the world's largest participatory mapping project. It provides a simple interface for adding wheelchair access information to stores and public facilities already registered in the OpenStreetMap. If you want to add new store information into the OpenStreetMap, try using OpenStreetMap map editing apps such as OrganicMaps, GoMap! and others This time, we will explain only Wheelmap app.
map, stores and public facilities registered in OpenStreetMap are displayed as POI (Point of Interest) icons. If wheelchair accessibility information is added, the color of the icon will change. The gray icon means the location has not yet entered accessibility information. To add new information, please select gray icons. All places All places Add images
icon, you will be presented with three choices for accessibility information. Each has its own criteria, so select the information that suits your situation. There are three ways to make a decision. a. Based on what you have seen in the past b. Based on the street view image of Google StreetView / Mapillary (Wheelmap has an exception of Google StreetView secondary license) c. Visit the place to judge on the field Wheelchair accessible Restricted wheelchair accessible Wheelchair unaccessible entrance: ground level, without stairs rooms: all rooms without stairs toilet: Accessible toilet entrance: one stage (7 cm/ 3 inch high) maximal rooms: ground level of the most important rooms toilet: no matter entrance: with a higher stage then 7 cm/ 3 inch, or with several stages rooms: unaccessible toilet: unaccessible
accessibility into three levels, but some people may not be able to use what is considered "accessible" and vice versa. Therefore, photos of the location play an important role. #How to add photos ① Select the feature to which you want to add photo information. ② Click "Add image" ③ Take a picture at the site * Make sure to take photos from public places and be careful about invasion of privacy
in centimeters? → Wheelmap recognizes a difference of 7cm or more as a step. 2. What is the width that should be considered accessible? → Wheelmap does not set thresholds. It should be determined based on whether a wheelchair widely used (in the region) can access it. 3. How do you measure the actual width of an entrance and enter it as a memo? → As the Wheelmap app does not have a functionality to record texts as memo, a workaround would be to take a photo of the measurement and post it on the app. If you wish to organize the information further as attributes, OpenStreetMap data can be edited directly but it will require some experience. 4. Does an account need to be created and logged in beforehand? → No, writing is performed on OSM using a shared account.