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In 2006 PIE was commissioned by Directgov to provide a website aimed solely at people with restricted mobility requiring information to assist them with their journey, and lead as much of an independent life as possible. We researched the data and built the mapping application as a white label product which is embedded in the Directgov website.
The current version is our second generation with a clear user interface displaying bespoke mapping. The map data that you see is made and stylised by PIE from raw Navteq data. We have the capability to overlay polygon information as well as line and point detail onto the mapping.
The user can select what information they wish to display from a menu containing, for example, Blue Badge parking bays, railway stations and accessible beaches. The number of features is growing annually along with the attributes we painstakingly collect. Click on a car park symbol and information as to the number of disabled bays available, concessions for BB holders, minimum tariffs, opening times and accessibility is all available.
The site has been vigorously tested to ensure maximum accessibility within the constraints of a mapping application. The site can be accessed through http://bluebadge.direct.gov.uk. We are continually improving the data and technology based on user feedback and during 2009 PIE will introduce new innovative features for users.
For those on the go, a subset of the data shown on the site is also available on mobiles.