Accessibility – populated areas


The Norwegian Mapping Authority maps universal design and accessibility in towns, district centers and recreational areas and publishes all data. The data show how the place is designed in respect to accessibility for people with reduced mobility and impaired vision. The data-set is a contribution to the national goal of a universally designed society by 2025. All people with disabilities or special needs, temporary or permanent, should be able to be as independent as possible and safe. By that, the project is a contribution towards promoting public health and inclusion. The aim of a national mapping project is to ensure consistent and comparable recording of populated areas and recreational areas throughout the country.

Specific usage

The data-set should act as a tool for spatial planning and administration within the districts and statistics and analysis of the current state of accessibility for regional and national administration. Additionally, it can provide a tool for "end-users" such as organisations and other stakeholders to retrieve information on accessibility and potential barriers.


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Contact information

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Contact metadata:
Kathrin Bögelsack, – Norwegian Mapping Authority

Contact owner:
Sven Michaelis, – Norwegian Mapping Authority

Contact publisher:
Kathrin Bögelsack, – Norwegian Mapping Authority


Spatial representation: Vector

  • GML 3.2.1
  • SOSI 4.5

Distribution type: Geonorge download

Units of distribution: fylkesvis, kommunevis, landsfiler

Reference systems:
  • EUREF89 UTM sone 32, 2d
  • EUREF89 UTM sone 33, 2d
  • EUREF89 UTM sone 35, 2d
  • EUREF89 / ETRS89-LAEA Europe
  • EUREF 89 Geografisk (ETRS 89) 2d


Use limitations: Ingen begrensninger på bruk er oppgitt.

Access constraints: Open data

Use constraints: License

Licence: Norsk lisens for offentlige data (NLOD)

Security constraints: Unclassified


Data collection is focused on two user groups: People with reduced mobility and people with impaired vision. District centers were divided into two areas according to the detail level required: the centre area, with all the shops, cultural facilities and public administration and the area outside the municipal centre. Outside the central zones, it is sufficient to map entrances to public buildings and their associated car parks, disabled parking spaces offering and access ways. Additionally, in the central zones a continuous road network and disabled parking spaces that are not assigned to a public buildings but form a natural starting point for moving within the center area are mapped. The accessibility status is divided into three groups: "Accessible", "Partially accessible" and "Inaccessible". REPORT GENERATOR: detailed reporting => select from the shopping basket; simple reporting => Select the "Show help" link

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