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Project WALKIE successfully completed

Project WALKIE successfully completed

The WALKIE project has successfully reached every milestone! GOAT was transferred to Freiburg and extended to include new indicators: a walkability index and potential pedestrian flows.
Innovation Contest by the City of Munich

Innovation Contest by the City of Munich

We are happy to announce that we received the Munich Innovation Award for the category of “Emission-free Mobility in Munich” from the City of Munich. We’ll discuss the competition itself as well as what that means for Plan4Better.
High quality data, now automatic

High quality data, now automatic

The Mapillary API is the first step towards automating data collection through automated image recognition and image segmentation. We use this data in GOAT to improve the data basis of our analyses.
Hackathon: Development of a Walkability Index

Hackathon: Development of a Walkability Index

We are one of the lucky winners of the MobiData BW Hackathon, where we developed “WALKIE” – a prototypic walkability index and an algorithm to calculate potential pedestrian flows. We will continue the development in a 3-month innovation phase.
Let's plan a balanced future together!

Let's plan a balanced future together!

We are absolutely certain that new directions of our work are necessary to boost the development and application of GOAT. To build more sustainable cities and regions worldwide, we founded our start-up and chose a self-explanatory name: Plan4Better!
Release 1.0

Release 1.0

We are happy to announce that we successfully launched version GOAT1.0. Therefore, we are one step closer to our goal of GOAT becoming a useful planning instrument to shape livable communities.
Planning the 15-minute city with GOAT

Planning the 15-minute city with GOAT

Have you ever been stuck in traffic or felt overwhelmed due to the crowd in public transport? Living nearby schools, workplaces, parks, and other services would reduce your time spend on traffic, make your trips more sustainable and give you more free time. This trending concept is called the 15-minute city. It is mainly based on the principles of neighborhood mobility and promotes highly integrated and inclusive spaces, as well as mixed-land use areas.
Testing innovative data collection approaches

Testing innovative data collection approaches

How does the GOAT-team come to a project for on-street delivery robots? Of course, we share the same walking and cycling environment. We used a prototype measuring box to automatically detect and collect surface and smoothness information of road infrastructure.
New feature: OSM Mapping Mode

New feature: OSM Mapping Mode

We love OPEN SOURCE! It is the heart and soul of GOAT since its start. Driven by this enthusiasm, we have created a new feature in GOAT that provides mapping challenges, encouraging users to participate in the OSM project and fill the data gaps.