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GOAT is an interactive, dynamic and data-driven planning tool for accessibility planning. It is developed by an active community as an open source project. With GOAT, accessibility analyses can be calculated for different modes of transport. New functions and improvements are added on a regular basis.
Work on the development of GOAT has been ongoing since 2017. The biggest milestone so far was the release of version 1.0 and the founding of Plan4Better as core developer, as well as distributor of the software. Currently, numerous new features are being developed in a co-creative process as part of the 3-year project “GOAT 3.0” (mFUND funding line 2).
GOAT 3.0 will enable, among other things, accessibility analyses for public transport, the car as well as for on-demand transport and intermodal route chains (B+R, P+R). In addition, further indicators, such as a 15-minute city indicator, and analysis options for the planning of green and open spaces will be developed. The integration of additional spatial data sets and smart visualisation will complete the analysis options.
Our diverse project consortium - the Technical University of Munich (TUM), the Plan4Better GmbH (P4B), the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development Dresden (IÖR), the Prof. Schaller UmweltConsult GmbH (PSU) and the Munich Transport and Tariff Association (MVV) - includes experts from accessibility planning, GIS development, green space planning, public transport expansion and much more.