Mobility Maps

User Guide for web-based Briometrix Mobility Maps

User Guide

[Note: this Guide has been opened in a separate Browser Tab to your map. To return to the map, click on the original Browser Tab].

Briometrix Effort-Based Mobility Maps provide a guide to how easy it is to travel along a path or trail. See below for:

Colour Codes

Color-coded Effort

A general guide on how difficult it is for a wheelchair user to push along the section of pathway. The rating is based on gradient, surface condition and cross-slope. How this affects individual users will depend on their physical condition and how their wheelchair is equipped.

Along with the colours indicating effort, you can turn on Arrows, which point uphill.

Point icons show the location of facilities such as accessible toilets, parking and change rooms. Tap on an icon for details.

Mobility Map Title

Title of this Mobility Map

Display Controls on Title Bar


Layers –

Select from a list of layers, items you want to display on the map

Layer List

Layers –

Use Check-box to select layers to be displayed from available data at this location


Legend –

Display Legend of map components

Legend detail

Legend –

Automatically displays Legend details for any layers that are currently displayed.




Locations (optional) –

Choose the location and the map will be zoomed to the extents of the mobility map data at that location

Map Tools


Search Bar –

Search for an address, facility or business name

Print map

Print –

Print your map to a printer or PDF file

Print Dialog

Select Print Options

Base Map

Base/Background Map –

Choose type of background map to display (see dialog below)


Select Background Map –

Choose from the available selection, (usually Streets, Satellite or Topography)


Measure –

Measure distances, areas and coordinates

Measure Distance
Measure Angle
Measurement Result

Making Measurements –

Choose type of measurement (Area, Distance, Coordinates), choose units and specify where you want to measure on the map. Results will display as above.

With Areas, click around an area/shape and double-click to calculate the included area. There are 8 Metric or US/Imperial units available.

For distances, you can click continuously to get an accumulated total distance (double-click to stop). You can specify 6 different Metric and US/Imperial units.

For Geographic Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude), click on a location to get a static readout, or move the cursor for a dynamic readout. You can choose Decimal Degrees or Degrees/Minutes/Seconds as units.

Search Nearby

Find Nearby –

Search for nearby places and facilities (see dialog below)

Find Nearby

Search for nearby locations or facilities –

Click on the map or choose your current location, set the search radius, and specify what you are looking for.

Help (this page)

Help (optional) –

Connect to this online Help page (


Information (optional) –

Useful information about the location in this map (opens in a popup dialog)

Map Controls

My Location

My Location –

Pans the map to centre on your current location (estimated by your device). If you are moving using a mobile device (ie GPS-equipped), the map will scroll with your current location at the centre. If you manually zoom or pan, the follow-me function is toggled off, until you select this button again.

Zoom to Mobility Data extents

Zoom to Mobility Data Extents –

The extents of the mobility data in this map are stored with the map. This button zooms you back to the nominated data extents from any current location.

Zoom In+Out

Zoom In/Out (+/-) –

Zoom in and out, remaining centred at the current location.

To PAN, click on the map and slide in the desired direction while holding your mouse button down.

If you’re on a Smartphone, you can also use the usual pincer movement to Zoom In and Out, or Pan using a two-fingers swipe on the map.

Scale Bar

Lat/Long and Scale –

Displays current Latitude/Longitude of map centroid.

The scale bar shows current scale.

Tap the crosshairs to the left of the scale bar to enable Coordinate readout (in this mode you can click anywhere to have the Lat/Long of that point displayed).

How Mobility Maps are made

Created using Briometrix wheelchair technology, our mapping service measures gradient, cross-fall and surface condition along with the propulsive force exerted by our wheelchair pilot, to rate the effort needed to go along the path at that location.

The Effort Rating is color-coded so you can judge whether this route is suitable for you.

How this rating affects your journey will depend on your personal fitness, physical condition and the type of mobility aid you use. For wheelchair users, it will depend on how chair is equipped.

Browser Support

Briometrix Effort-based Mobility Maps are currently published as ESRI ArcGIS Web Maps, which supports these browsers:

  • Windows PC: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge
  • Apple Mac: Safari
  • iPhone and iPad (iOS): Chrome, Safari
  • Android Phones & Tablets: Chrome