We rang in the new year by expanding Wheelmap once again. A bunch of  node types have been added with attractive new icons for you to discover and map in your neighborhood. And due to popular demand, the long awaited node type “physical therapist” is among those now included.

PHYSICAL THERAPISTS, TATTOO STUDIOS AND MORE - WE HAVE 27 NEW NODE TYPES

In a new round of data expansion the Wheelmap.org IT team has pulled a total of 27 new node types from OpenStreetMap into the Wheelmap. Among the additions are business and institution types that our community has been requesting for some time now.

Now you can add wheelchair accessible places where you can get a tattoo done, get talked into a new cell phone contract or relax with a massage.

ALL THE NEW NODE TYPES AT A GLANCE

Shopping

  • mobile phone shop
  • greengrocer
  • discount store
  • newsstand
  • record store
  • musical instrument shop
  • antiques
  • sex shop
  • tailor
  • interior design shop
  • gallery shop
  • copy shop
  • tobacco shop
  • e-cigarette shop
  • funeral home
  • tea supply

Health

  • alternative medicine practitioner
  • physiotherapist
  • occupational therapist
  • speech therapist
  • psychotherapist

Leisure

  • sauna
  • massage spa
  • tattoo shop

Government

  • employment agency

Miscellaneous

  • political party office
  • non-government organisation
  • association

In the complete list of node types you can check which icons have been assigned to the new nodes. Most of them are still grey on Wheelmap, which means that even in those areas where you have already extensively marked places there is new work to be done.

So here goes, get out and map your surroundings, fuel up on vitamin D and shorten the time until spring.