Crowd Sourcing Accessibility Related Information From POI-Destinations in Finland

Mikko Tarkiainen, Asta Bäck, Juha Hulkkonen, Kalle Könkkölä

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    The use of Social media is growing fast. The objective of the SosPromo project was to investigate the possibilities of Social Media tools and processes as a rapid way of information collection and sharing to enable and support the mobility of the selected user group, people with some movement reducing factor. The actual implementation in SosPromo-project focused on crowdsourcing accessibility information from Points Of Interest, POIs (e.g. restaurants, cafes, shops) especially in the Helsinki capital region in Finland. This information can be used for personalised journey planning especially with disabled or elderly users or person with temporary mobility restrictions e.g. when moving in a city with a small child in a push chair. The introduced SosPromo concept enables further information sharing between different user groups.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th ITS World Congress
    PublisherIntelligent Transportation Society of America - ITS America
    Number of pages10
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
    Event18th ITS World Congress, Orlando - Orlando, Florida, United States
    Duration: 16 Oct 201120 Oct 2011


    Conference18th ITS World Congress, Orlando
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityOrlando, Florida


    • social media
    • crowdsourcing
    • accessibility
    • navigation


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