Look and Listen Map

From OpenStreetMap Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Available languages — Look and Listen Map
· Deutsch · English

What is it?

"Look and Listen Map" is an online map and routing service for blind, visually impaired and sighted persons based on OSM data.

  • German: Look and Listen Map Torsten Brand Preis Einreichung.pdf


  • June 2012 - Development on Toolserver is ongoing. Domain http://www.lalm.de is in use.
  • Look and Listen Map won German eLearning prize in category "campus" in Karlsruhe at the Learntec fair.
  • Nominated for D-ELINA 2012 (German eLearning prize) http://www.d-elina.de/ (German)
  • Dec 2011. Development has started. Server and domains are available.
  • Oct 21, 2011: Look and Listen Map wins Torsten Brand Preis for solutions for blind and sighted persons. Guide Me wins 3rd. [1], [2]
  • Dec 2010. The project idea is winner of the WissensWert competition.

Project Status

  • Collection of requirements: Finished, see: Requierements (German) OK
  • Project planning: Plan exists, of course it is a living document that is being worked on. OK
  • Project partners: Universität Paderborn, C-Lab Cancelled, because of too much bureaucracy. OK without!
  • Programming: Has started in 2011.
  • Test version: Not continuously online. Not needed anymore, because server is available now. OK
  • Server for development: Available since January 2012. OK
  • OSM Database accessible: OK
  • Visual map integration: Dummy. OK
  • Domains: Registered in January 2012. OK
  • FAQ page: Done and available on http://www.look-and-listen-map.net
  • OSM data for whole world: Planned.
  • CSS design that fits needs of persons with visual impairments: planned
  • Place name search: basic funktionality implemented. Needs improvement. Work ongoing
  • Requirements for User Interface: detailed specification: Work ongoing
  • Surrounding description in text: Work ongoing.
  • Exploration mode: Work ongoing
  • Routing: Work ongoing
  • Multi-Language-Support: Work ongoing

Cooperations and Sponsors

  • Accessibility Research and Development Unit of Siemens (Siemens AG / CT T DE ACC)
  • University of Paderborn, Germany
  • Wikimedia e.V. Germany, Wissenswert Wettbewerb 2010 http://www.wikimedia.de
  • Torsten Brand Preis 2011 (1. Platz), http://www.nuance.com
  • Deutscher eLearning Innovations- und Nachwuchs-Award 2012 D-ELINA http://www.d-elina.de

Stay informed

Our other projects


Please, if you want to stay informed, to not ask by mail. Sign our mailing lists. See above.


You can donate to support the project by giving "Look and Listen Map" as a remark when you donate to FOSSGIS e.V..