Title: URBAN SPACE MOBILITY MAPPING FOR SENIORS: TESTING OF MOBILE APPLICATIONS

Title: URBAN SPACE MOBILITY MAPPING FOR SENIORS: TESTING OF MOBILE APPLICATIONS

  BibTex  
788
Peer Reviewed
URBAN SPACE MOBILITY MAPPING FOR SENIORS: TESTING OF MOBILE APPLICATIONS
P. Kukuliac; J. Horak; P. Golej VSB; T. Kvapil; L. Orlikova
2021
10.5593/sgem2021/2.1/s11.95
1314-2704
978-619-7603-22-4
21
2.1
• Prof. DSc. Oleksandr Trofymchuk, UKRAINE
• Prof. Dr. hab. oec. Baiba Rivza, LATVIA
Cartography and GIS
Many countries face the growing issue of an ageing population, which can be characterized as one of the most important phenomena of this century. One of the key factors in the elderly’s lives is spatial mobility, which is linked to their quality of life and well-being, including their independence and self-reliance. Walking is understood as an essential activity in this frame. The progressive erosion of physical and mental capabilities in elderly persons is causing growing issues for walking and close-neighbour movement requiring an appropriate inclusive design of urban spaces.
Requirements and recommendations for changes in urban spaces, as well as design of vehicles, buildings, information services, etc. are provided in many studies, guidelines and policy papers. A new data model was designed to improve the development of these requirements. The data model was tested in five testing campaigns in two areas of Ostrava (CZ) and focused on the measurement of sidewalk borders, surfaces, and status, and objects intervening into pedestrian spaces such as street lightning, benches, bins, trees, and bushes. Smart mobile devices with two mobile applications (ArcGIS collector and FieldMaps) were tested. The first measurement utilized only an internal GPS receiver, while the second applied the RTK method with a Trimble external antenna with corrections broadcasted from a permanent base station. The accuracy of these measurements in urban environments, especially close to high buildings, is limited. Dimensions and the orientation of street furniture needed to be measured by direct measurement devices and/or by terrestrial laser scanning, and not derived from points individually measured by GNSS. Field measurements and descriptions of objects were also compared with existing digital records both from previous street reconstructions and the Digital Technical Map of Ostrava. Content analysis shows differences in objects’ evidence, especially for dynamic features such as traffic signs.
A new urban map developed for seniors integrates various specific features to support inclusive and senior-friendly mobility within the city. Finally, a set of recommendations for micro-scale mapping of urban spaces using a mobile application focused on pedestrian paths for seniors and people with disabilities are provided.
urban space; elderly; spatial mobility; mobile mapping; GNSS accuracy
conference
21st International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2021
21st International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2021, 16 - 22 August, 2021
Proceedings Paper
STEF92 Technology
SGEM International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference
SWS Scholarly Society; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci & Arts; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; European Acad Sci, Arts & Letters; Acad Fine Arts Zagreb Croatia; Croatian Acad Sci
469-476
16 - 22 August, 2021
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