Accessible Places, Everywhere – An Interactive Vernissage of Maps Created by our Students in the 1st Semester at TUM

In our 2023 Mapping Project we focused on barrier-free maps to improve the mobility of people with visual or mobility impairments. During the project we had the chance to get first-hand input from the “Stiftung Pfennigparade” and created maps that serve meaningful purposes to help a user group that still receives little attention. People from “Stiftung Pfennigparade” shared their daily obstacles they face while navigating and using maps. It was a very inspiring cooperation that opened up all our minds. We are more sensitive towards issues of accessibility, but there is a lot cartographers have to and can do to achieve inclusiveness.

Cartography MSc students of the first semester at TUM developed data visualization methods, prototypes, and cartographic designs using different tools and digital media. Enjoy exploring the interactive Vernissage of the great projects “Accessible Places, Everywhere: Mapping for Inclusivity”.

The 12th Intake after the presentation of their Mapping Projects.

Congratulations to our students of the 12th Intake on the successful projects! Very well done!

1, 2, 3, 4 Für Alle – Ching-Ting Chia and Ander Palacios

Unlocking Hogwarts: A Case Study on School Accessibility – Nicole Yeung and Janek Łyczakowski

A tale of two cities: wheelchair mobility in Bogota & Munich – Nicolás Martínez Heredia and Viktor Kochkin

Mappy Munich – Dilara Bozkurt, Phoebe Ly and Zhenjiang Li

Museum Accessibility in Munich – Natalie O´Dell and Lucia Ganchozo Llano

Towards a ubiquitous place accessibility information: OpenStreetMap Accessibility Coverage – Samuel Darkwah Manu and Lennart Kerl

Happy Housing – Isaac Newton Kissiedu and Gisela Romero Candanedo

[S]ynthesizer. Developing upon a cartophonic understanding and interpretation of green space – Melissa Ernstberger and Luka Laval

Wheelchair-friendly map around Pfennigparade – Ulrike Holfeld, Yi Zhen Chew

Within Mapping Project course, students can choose a topic of their interest and focus on the development of their skills and abilities in problem-solving, team work, and of course on expanding their expertise and competence in the use and application of various mapping technologies and media.