meinGrün: Green in the city – Information and navigation to urban green areas

"meinGrün" webapp

The main product of the project will be the webapp "meinGrün". The app can be used via a smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC. The functionalities of the webapp will allow user specific requests for green spaces. If, e.g., a mother with a little child is looking for a space with playground, or a teenager for best options for cycling or playing football, or a couple searching for picnic areas or restaurants, or an elderly person for the most suitable place for relaxing or going for a walk, the webapp will provide them with individual decision support based on a multi-criteria request. All nearby green spaces that fulfill the desires will be visualized. The request can also be based on green spaces' functions and amenities such as area, path length or surface, park benches, playgrounds, restaurants, Wifi, shading, green volume, WC etc. On this basis, the user can be guided (on foot or by bicycle) to the selected green space according to individual preferences in terms of fastest way, greenest way, etc. by making use of the routing functionality of the webapp. The webapp also displays typical social media functions to evaluate and comment on the green spaces visited. This way, users can share their own experiences, satisfaction, and observations with other users. Furthermore, new information on green spaces can be collected and added. This will be entered in OpenStreetMap and can serve as valuable additional information for society.