The AccessMap team is building a mapping application that creates interactive map displays of the physical environment in and around pedestrian ways. Our aim is to enhance representations to assist people with disabilities in planning their routes. The application incorporates mapping, GIS data, municipality-specific data, transportation information, and eventually weather and other state-specific information like construction. Additional information can be found at the AccessMap website.

Getting Involved

The AccessMap team is multidisciplinary and is especially interested in recruiting students that are studying or have expertise in computer science (interest in mobile applications, big data science, GIS, machine learning, and data visualization are a big plus), hardware engineering, electrical engineering, human centered design, mobile apps, informatics, communications, and public relations.

The AccessMap team is currently looking for students to contribute to the following activities:

  • App development, including iOS and Android platforms
  • Machine learning-based modeling
  • Geographical information system (GIS) integration
  • User experience and user interface development
  • Communications and publicity

AccessMap team members typically commit 3-7 hours per week if registered for 1 credit and 7-12 hours per week if registered for 2 credits. 

Students interested in joining VIP should follow the instructions on the Joining page.