Application of Google Street View Application for Footpaths’ Inspection in Nakhonratchasima City Municipality, Thailand

Abstract

Walking is one way to increase physical activity regardless of whether the purpose of walking is for transportation or leisure. Therefore, this paper aims to inspect urban footpaths in term of infrastructures and facilities based on data of Footpath Standard Inspection (FSI) from the Ministry of Transport (MOT). This study selected 5 routes of Nakhonratchasima City Municipality (NCM) that were reported as a quality footpath along public transport routes from The Study of Traffic Management and Public Transport Development Master Plan in Nakhon Ratchasima Urban Area, Thailand. Moreover, Google Street View (GSV) was used for footpaths’ investigation in NCM. GSV was implemented to help with prior inspecting process by allowing prospective researches to take a virtual tour before visiting.
The results showed that all inspected 5 routes above-based GSV still was lacked curb ramp and obstacles arrangement. These results are consistent with the currently true ground. Moreover, footways are now not provided facilities for disables such as protective rails and braille block. Consequently, the results of footpaths’ inspection in NCM will be able to take action for planning and improving footpaths in NCM toward health and wellbeing further.



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Pornthip Ueathammataworn, Rajamangala University of Technology Isan, Thailand
Yaowaret Jantakat, Rajamangala University of Technology Isan, Thailand

Paper Information
Conference: IICSEEHawaii2020
Stream: Health & Wellbeing

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