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Walkability: Walkability Assessment Tools

Fairmont State University, the college “on the hill” and Fairmont, WV are an ideal location for students to explore the many sub-disciplines and aspects of urban geography, the study of cities and urban processes.

Walkability Scores

WalkScore

https://www.walkscore.com/cities-and-neighborhoods

Livabililty.com

https://livability.com/wv/fairmont

 

 

 

Walkability Assessments

Spatial Analysis

Path Analysis: Measuring Distance

Google Maps

https://support.google.com/earth/answer/148134?hl=en

https://pts.colostate.edu/transportation-options/walk-general/distance/

https://www.citylab.com/life/2015/12/how-colleges-are-stepping-up-campus-walkability/419220/

"Google maps can now tell you the exact distance between two points" The Verge, 2014,

https://www.theverge.com/2014/7/9/5885065/distance-measurement-tool-added-to-google-maps

Google maps now has a new feature that allows the user to measure the distance between two given points. Using this information one can do some simple math to see how long it would take to get to that destination.  Unfortunately, Google maps has not yet measured out individual paths in small proximities.  For example, here on campus Google has not mapped out distances between certain buildings, and this could be very important information.