Sunday, May 15, 2016

Tactile Maps

The tactile maps are finely detailed and include representations of buildings, railways, roads, and waterways. Varied heights and textures differentiate the different topography; most bodies of water are represented by wavy surfaces, while smaller streams are just narrow lines. Pedestrian roads are raised higher than other roads, as the visually impaired utilize them more frequently. The user’s selected address is marked as a raised cone, and the map’s northeast corner is specially marked to ensure proper orientation.
Samuli Karkkainen, Designer, Finland

Rutgers engineers 3D print tablet sized campus maps for students.
Howon Lee, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
Jason Kim, Engineering Student

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