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.”
On 22nd September 2016 Julius posted in News
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!
On 14th April 2016 Louise posted in News
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!
On 11th February 2016 Lara posted in Uncategorised
In December 2015 Mapping for Change launched a crowd funding campaign with the aim of raising money to enable local communities to monitor air quality in their areas
We are delighted to say that the project was a success in receiving enough pledges to support 6 local communities in undertaking air quality monitoring projects. Through the crowd funding campaign we have also successfully launched our Air Quality App for Android devices.
On 9th December 2015 Louise posted in Uncategorised
Last month we launched our crowdfunded Air Quality Monitoring initiative that will enable communities across the UK to collect evidence about air pollution in their local area. The campaign also seeks to build an equipment library of high grade sensors that can be loaned out to any community wanting to investigate the pollution levels in the neighbourhoods.
We are delighted to announce that we now have top-up, matched funding to help up to 40 communities in London – committed to monitoring nitrogen dioxide in early 2016 – reach the minimum £250 required at our sole discretion. This is fantastic news! We welcome the chance to work with communities both in London and across the country through this campaign.
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.
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.
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.
On 21st September 2015 Hannah posted in Uncategorised
September weather averages defied all expectations last Friday as the sun shone down on the first Access the National Trails workshop in Eynsham, Oxfordshire. Our goal: to kick-start a national movement of volunteers keen to collect information about the accessibility of trails, using mobile phone applications.