As part of the Accessible Bath project we are using a tool called Wheelmap to help us map accessibility of locations around the city.
You can find out more about the Accessible Bath project on the Bath: Hacked website. You can also watch a short video, which introduces the project.
Wheelmap.org is an online map for gathering crowd-sourced information about the wheelchair accessibility of public places. A simple traffic light system is used for marking places according to their wheelchair accessibility.
This page shows progress for the locations in Bath, Somerset. As more locations are tagged with their wheelchair accessibility, the progress tab will update to reflect changes.
You can go to WheelMap.org to tag venues you know about with their wheelchair accessibility. Apps are also available for Android and iOS.
We're starting relatively small by tracking locations within a 2 km by 2 km area around the Bath Guildhall. We hope that this will encourage volunteers to begin by mapping the city centre, giving the most help to the most residents and visitors.
We plan to expand the area covered, as participation grows, ultimately aiming to cover the whole of Bath & North East Somerset.
You can see the area covered in the map below.
The Wheelmap website has all of the information about their worldwide crowdsourcing project, with an extensive FAQ.
Bath:Hacked can provide help or training on how to use wheelmap to improve accessibility in Bath. You can tweet us at @BathHacked or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes. Wheelmap is based on the free world map OpenStreetMap and all the data is stored there. The data sets are published under the Open Database License (ODbL) and are available to anyone and can be used free of charge.
This page is not affiliated with WheelMap.org , but uses its API to show progress. This page was created by Bath:Hacked as a way of tracking progress as we try to crowdsource accessibility open data in BANES.
Developers can access all of the data produced by our project by using a basic API.
In CSV format:
In GeoJSON format:
In JSON format:
When using our data, please ensure that you credit OpenStreetMap with the following attribution, including the link :-
© OpenStreetMap contributors. Available under the Open Database Licence.
Zoom into the map to see more locations. Use the buttons, below the map to control which locations are visible.