center of the Bavarian Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired offers maps for any address in 3D.
The tactile Cards are made of sturdy, slightly flexible plastic and are created with a 3D printer. The size is 17x17 cm
with a standard scale of 1: 2000. The map allows a good recognition of even dense inner-city areas. Building floor plans, streets, footpaths, sidewalks and railway lines are easy to differentiate. Rivers and lakes can also be recognized by their surface structure. The desired address is marked with a small point. 340 by 340 meters are shown.
The current map material from OpenStreetMap is used for the models. An application converts the essential elements into a three-dimensional representation.
Working with 3D maps requires some practice. Explanations in exchange with a sighted person, using technical aids (e.g. card services with voice-over) or the additional, individual description that can be ordered from the BIT
center are recommended.
An individual description of the card is also possible. It contains the streets shown, the main buildings and elements of the map and can also be ordered as a DAISY CD
or MP3 file via email for EUR
15.00. Other scales and map sizes are possible by individual agreement.
The maps are produced individually. Exchange or return are therefore not possible.
This offer is a pilot project of the provider.
The price is available on request from the manufacturer / distributor.