As the world continues to take advantage of the different benefits that modern technology has in store, some schools and universities have already modified some of their systems in order to provide better efficiency in the delivery of their services. And thus, it has already become a popular trend that even college map illustration are now going digital!
According to a report, these so-called Interactive Campus Maps help students navigate their respective universities. These maps provide the students with the information they need in exploring the vicinity of their schools and in actually boosting security as well.
Gone are the Days of Campus Map Throwaways
If you could remember, back in the days, campus maps are part of the throwaways that schools usually hand their freshmen, together with other introductory paraphernalia. However, today, digital campus maps could already become a big asset for students and teachers themselves.
And one of the universities which adapted to the usage of online campus maps is the University of Oregon. In fact, the campus has gathered a lot of related data and compiled them into a full-blown interactive map called the Campus GIS and Mapping Program.
According to the director of the said program, there area lot of groups in the campus who have important data, and it is their job to contextualize these data in order to tell a story out of it.
Story Maps for the Whole Community
The said story maps arguably contain information which the whole campus community is ought to know. It has all the relevant information including, but not limited to construction projects, all-gender restrooms, and related reports.
The said map also helps all the people stay safe on calamities and any other dangerous situations just like how it helped them during an ice storm last winter. During the said storm, the map was able to update the community which places in the campus were unsafe to go.
Making it more equipped than regular college map illustration, Andre Le Duc, the associate vice president for safety and risk services of the University of Oregon said that they have innovated the Mapping program in order to make spatial campus data usable to the whole community.