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On 24th November 2016 Agnes posted in Featured, News

Access the National Trails: Still Walking

A year after our series of mapping workshops, the Access the National Trails initiative is still alive and kicking. In the amazing chalk landscapes of Yorkshire Wolds Way, trail officer Malcolm Hodgson continues to map footpaths along with other walkers and volunteers using simple mobile applications collecting images and detailed information about particular obstacles.

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On 3rd November 2016 Agnes posted in Featured, News

‘Ramp It Up!’ Contest Promotes Accessibility in the UK

Mapping for Change is inviting communities from around the UK to help their towns and cities become more wheelchair friendly. We are calling on you to ‘Ramp it Up!’ and have launched an exciting competition to encourage your local business owners to get on board.

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On 26th October 2016 Claire posted in News, Uncategorised

Love Lambeth Air Launch

Today marks the launch of six months of air quality monitoring across Lambeth. Yay I hear you cry! And with good reason; currently there are only three static air quality monitoring stations across Lambeth borough. Love Lambeth Air will provide local people with the materials and support required to collect measurements for nitrogen dioxide across a number of streets in Lambeth, providing a detailed picture of air quality in their local area.

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On 6th October 2016 Louise posted in Events, News, Uncategorised

Mapping Accessibility in Thessaloniki for World Tourism Day

On a lovely autumn day in the sunny city of Thessaloniki Mapping for Change joined forces with other Cap4Access team members to explore accessibility across the city. The mapping party formed part of a series of similar MapMyDay events being run across the globe, which started on September 27 , World Tourism Day. This year the United Nations (UN) World Tourism Organization chose the theme “Tourism for All. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared: “On this World Tourism Day, let us recognize that all people can and should be able to participate in tourism and enjoy unforgettable travel experiences.”

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On 22nd September 2016 Julius posted in News

Love Lambeth Air

Photo credit: I Like Clean Air 2015

Want to know what the air quality is like in your neighbourhood? Get involved in the Love Lambeth Air project!

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On 14th April 2016 Louise posted in News

Somers Town neighbours measuring air quality come rain or shine

It’s 10 am on Wednesday, 2nd of March, and a cold wind is bringing dark clouds. The menace of bad weather does not discourage Tina. She comes out with a ladder, a bag full of diffusion tubes to measure nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in the air, a notebook and a map of the neighbourhood. Some other neighbours join her in the street for a picture.
Smile! Let’s start the work!

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On 1st December 2015 Hannah posted in Events, Featured, News

South Bank University Maps for Access!

It’s that time of year when courageous mappers embrace the cold and head out to celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disability! Yesterday, Mapping for Change joined forces with Health and Social Care students from London South Bank University for a voyage of accessibility discovery around Waterloo.

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On 24th November 2015 Hannah posted in Featured, News

Community Air Quality Monitoring
Mapping for Change have launched a crowdfunded Air Quality Monitoring initiative that will enable communities across the UK to collect evidence about air pollution in their local area.

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On 13th November 2015 Hannah posted in Events, Featured, News

Access the National Trails: 23,000 metres mapped!

Our Access the National Trails initiative has seen happy mappers across the country collect more than 4400 photographs, covering a staggering 23,000 metres of footpath! With more images uploaded every week, we hope to hit 25,000 metres by the end of the year.

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On 2nd October 2015 Hannah posted in Events, Featured, News

Access the National Trails: Thixendale

On Tuesday morning, the Mapping for Change team dusted off their walking boots and hopped on a train to Yorkshire for the 2nd of our Access the National Trails mapping workshops.

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