University and college campuses are often large, confusing, and have both indoor and outdoor components. A digital interactive map of your campus can make students, parents, and faculty members feel at ease. With a powerful search engine and maps that function across any device, it can be stress-free to find an upcoming class or nearby food vendor.
Mappedin's interactive campus maps allow students to easily locate buildings and the rooms and services within them, while delivering valuable insights back to your college or university. An indoor campus map can provide campus visitors, staff, students, and anyone else a better campus experience.
reduce stress for students
Help new students find their destination with ease. Up-to-date interactive maps make navigation simple. Utilize school wayfinding through a mobile app to avoid getting lost when navigating from dorm room to lecture halls and other campus buildings.
Deploy Across All Platforms
Make edits to your interactive map one time and deploy those changes in real-time across all platforms. Building details and new facilities can all be updated simultaneously across building directories, digital signage, kiosks, and the campus map apps.
Increase Campus Safety
Highlight safety guidelines on your Digital Directories or send emergency notifications through your app. Map safety routes in the navigation application so students can easily navigate through a community college, college campus, or university campuses during emergency situations.
Our Mapping SDKs provide you with the core elements of a digital map and campus wayfinding experience. Integrate your campus map with your university or college's mobile application or harness our SDKs to create your own custom map experience. When integrated with indoor positioning systems, our SDKs unlock even more powerful experiences and provide helpful turn-by-turn directions inside of and in between your campus buildings.
Provide seamless turn-by-turn directions to users, regardless of device. Our powerful and interactive mapping platform can be easily integrated into your website and allows students, faculty, or visitors to pre-plan their route before they leave home or search while on-the-go! Features such as smart search, mobile pass, and multi-destination wayfinding make it easy for users to discover all that your campus has to offer.
Enable a full-screen mapping solution for visitors to use on-site across your campus. Our Mobile Pass feature provides a seamless hand-off experience between the directory and a user’s mobile device, limiting or altogether removing the need for contact with the touchscreen. Manage and showcase events and promotions in the same platform you edit your interactive campus maps so that they are always up-to-date and visible to students and faculty.
Higher education institutions can display facilities, campus landmarks, and other buildings in the digital directory. Deploy digital signage for universities so students can access the interactive directories on the campus grounds.
Mappedin’s CMS is the foundational layer for your interactive campus map experience. The Map Editor makes it simple to edit location information and alter the appearance of your campus map when locations shift or new buildings are added. Edits made within the CMS will reflect across all platforms from school websites to a campus map app. The Analytics Dashboard shows valuable data on user searches, category selections, device usage, and more.
Customize your campus maps to match your school's branding, ensuring a seamless experience for students and visitors. Integrate indoor maps into your existing university app and college app to avoid multiple applications. Match font style, map style, and colors for cohesive branding.
Our AI-driven search enables students on your campus to search for a lecture hall, residence building, food and beverage vendor, the nearest washroom, and more. Users can browse by categories and search more effectively and efficiently.
Dynamic visuals and easy to understand text directions make it simple for students to populate directions between and inside of different buildings across campus.
Mappedin’s products have been deployed globally and we strive to support as many languages as possible to ensure inclusivity at your college or university.
Review search and location data to gain a better understanding of what your users are looking for. These insights can lead to more informed business decisions at your college or university. Make immediate changes to pathing and routes with wayfinding solutions by understanding crowds and busy campus areas.
Accessibility Mode lowers important information on our Digital Directory and populates a route through your campus that prioritizes elevators and ramps over stairs and escalators. Access the campus indoor map through different devices, such as a desktop, smartphone, or tablet.
Read the Case Study
“Mohawk College was looking for an interactive digital mapping solution to feature on our website so that students can search for classrooms, services, and more at two of our campuses. Mappedin’s solution provided this, along with a powerful Map Editor platform that allows us to easily update our maps as locations change and grow.”Samara Young
Manager, Student Lifecycle Communications
Mappedin's platform makes it simple to make changes to your map as well as promoting ongoing news, events, and safety bulletins. Visitors can rely on up-to-date and interactive campus maps to navigate the large area and the buildings within it.
Mappedin training and ongoing support are provided to ensure you can make the most of your campus map platform. Mappedin’s advanced technology ensures your venue map is always updated and can easily work with your latest software and devices.
How to Use Indoor Mapping at Your College or University
Indoor mapping helps to locate classrooms and services, pre-plan your routes, reserve study spaces, discover on-campus events, and more.
The Benefits of Interactive Campus Maps
Digital campus maps benefit students, campus administrators, security detail, marketing and facilities teams, and more. Here’s how students and staff alike can make the most of digital maps.
Implementing A Successful Campus Navigation App
This guide will review how to implement a successful campus navigation app, the steps that should be taken, and how to layer on additional experiences.
If you’re looking to create your own map, you will need to determine the objective and goal of your indoor campus map. Will the map be used for simply college wayfinding, or will it provide interactive virtual college tours? Once you have a list of goals for your map, you can choose an indoor map software provider that can execute all the features. You will want to choose a reliable indoor map software provider, like Mappedin, that has extensive experience creating venue maps for facilities of similar sizes. Whether you’re making a map for a university or college, you want to ensure that the service provider can integrate seamlessly with your existing website and apps.Once you’ve established the goals and found a service provider, gather all the information about your higher education institution. This includes a 2D map of your entire campus and floor plans of each building. Put together a list of all the facilities and make sure you include all points of interest as well, to better enhance the indoor map. The more information you provide, the better the mapping experience and student interactions with your digital map.Experts from your wayfinding solution provider will help to upload all the information and details, and then your 2D map into 3D maps. You can then easily make edits and revisions on their CMS. Once your indoor map and digital directory are up to date, you can also implement digital signage across the campus. These digital signs and wayfinding apps can provide detailed information about places to find a campus computer, campus resources, the latest news, and updates, as well as upcoming events.
While Mappedin is the leading provider of indoor maps, we work with venues such as campuses, city districts, theme parks, and outlet shopping malls that also have an outdoor component. Mappedin’s solution for these venues (and anything similar) will include mapping of both the in and outdoors. Users will be able to navigate through any building, as well as between them.
Yes, digital campus maps can be used for a variety of things in addition to A-B wayfinding. Students, staff, and visitors can use Smart Search to discover classrooms, study spaces, food options, shops, and any additional services and amenities located on campus. Colleges and universities may also highlight on-campus events and promotions with the digital map and thereby increase visibility and student engagement.Location details are another important use for digital maps: users can view information such as hours, a description, phone number, and other relevant data in one centralized location. You can even include important links in your map - a bookstore’s website, a reservation link for study space, or the menu for an on-campus restaurant, for example.Digital campus maps can also be used to increase safety for students and visitors. Your map can include the location of campus security, fire extinguishers, emergency exits, and other security facilities. Paired with the ability to send push notifications, campuses can send emergency notifications to individuals in specific locations. For example, all those within a certain building should evacuate through the emergency exits highlighted on the map.
Students can map routes in advance to find the perfect walkways that allow them to plan their timetable in advance. Create university interactive virtual tours through the mapping application so students can familiarize themselves with the campus areas. Help students adjust to campus life and eliminate campus navigation challenges.
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