Bmaps is a service that shares information desired by a diverse range of users including people with disabilities, seniors, people using strollers, and foreigners when they are out and about.
A wide variety of people live in our society. They all require different kinds of information. Bmaps is a map service that shares information so that people can go out with no worries.
======================= ■What you can do with Bmaps ======================= ●Share information on particular spots Information on spots such as shops or establishments that are included in the service builds up with user input. This information includes reviews that offer 5 grades for assessing comfort and 19 criteria for barrier-free information on facilities and characteristics
●Refine your search With Bmaps, you can check on an establishment using a variety of criteria. Search reviews on the number of changes in level at an entrance according different physical characteristics (e.g.: wheelchair user)
●Rankings Businesses and establishments with good reviews will receive many visitors. Rankings are based on assessments that a spot was user-friendly. Use the rankings to find new spots.
●Bmap’s Cup Form a team with other users. Information builds up on Bmaps as users make contributions in a game-like spirit, competing over the number of reviews produced by their teams.
======================= ■Information that can be shared using Bmaps ======================= ●Reviews Reviews allow you to share information on how easy a shop or establishment was to use or how comfortable it was.
●steps Upload the number of steps at the entrance. As the number of changes in level that can be negotiated varies from user to user, it is important to share information on the number.
●Facilities and characteristics Using the 19 criteria that are desired by a variety of users, information on the facilities and the characteristics of a particular spot can be shared. The criteria are as follows.
○Flat ○Wide ○Quiet ○Bright ○General car park ○Priority car parking ○Elevators ○Wheelchair-lending service ○Wheelchair-accessible toilets ○Ostomate-accessible toilets ○Nursing room ○Stroller-lending service ○Service-dog accessible ○Universally acceptable manners ○Credit cards accepted ○e-money accepted ○Power socket ○Public Wi-Fi ○No smoking / separate smoking area
Information that you gained while going out can assist diverse users to expand their range of opportunities.