[Belgium] Interior/accesibility mapping for FOSDEM

Johan Van de Wauw johan.vandewauw at gmail.com
Tue Jan 17 10:29:29 PST 2017

Hi all,

FOSDEM[1] is the largest open source conference of Europe and will be
happening the first weekend of february.

For the first time this year the organizers are trying to make an
application (interior mapping/routing) to help people, especially
users of wheelchairs find their way around the campus.

Our original plan was to use and enhance Open streetmap for this, but
given the short time left (and the fact that indoor mapping +
accessibility + a temporary event are not ideal i open streetmap) it
was decided to use the indoor navigation software developed for CCC.

Work is happening in github[2], and you can check work in progress at
[3]. If you would like to help out, feel free to contact me or send a
pull request:-) You can also find us on freenode irc on
#fosdem-volunteers and #fosdem-nav. Since we have a few members who
are working at or close to ULB, it may also be useful that they check
the proposed routes and watch eg for steps. If we know it well enough
in advance we can still order ramps for doorsills, ...

Also during the event (and on friday) we can still use volunteers.
Feel free to register at http://volunteers.fosdem.org/

Last but not least, don't forget that on Sunday there will be a
geospatial track - I'm sure there will be talks which will interest
you :-) We will have a slightly larger room, so all invited!

Kind Regards,

[1] https://fosdem.org/2017/
[2] https://github.com/fosdem/maps
[3] http://nav.fosdem.org/

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