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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.
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.
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.
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.
Additional walkability analyses

Additional walkability analyses

In order to create livable cities and shape a more sustainable mobility, it is crucial to focus on walkable environments. However, the quality of the infrastructure depends highly on the individual.
Development path of GOAT

Development path of GOAT

GOAT is by far not where we would like it to be. Apart from the on-going professionalization which is seen as crucial to provide a truly useful and stable accessibility instrument, additional features will be implemented on a regular basis.
GOAT-beta goes public!

GOAT-beta goes public!

I am happy to announce that time has come for the first official release of Geo Open Accessibility Tool (GOAT). This first version already unifies some key features but much more will follow.