WalkMap: An Open-source Walkability Index for Urban Planning & Health
Track: Urban and Regional Planning
Authors: Anthony Smith
This presentation will showcase Anthony’s personal development of a new global walkability index called WalkMap. This presentation will review the current state of walkability research, describe the opportunity to create an open-source model for calculating walkability using Open Street Map data, and summarize several practical applications for WalkMap data in the fields of urban planning and population health. Best practices for highly engaging cartographic design will also be demonstrated.