Making maps

We’ve been having fun making interactive campus maps as part of the myRAU desktop and mobile app.

Campus map viewed on a desktop

Campus map viewed on a desktop

So far we have created two maps:

  • Royal Agricultural university campus map – covering catering, computer room, parking, printers, public toilets, public transport, sports, student accommodation, student support services, supermarkets and teaching.
  • Cirencester and beyond – covering farms, hospital, public toilets, public transport, sports, student support services and venues.

While the campus map is fairly comprehensive there is still more that can be added to the Cirencester one and we hope to build on it using student feedback.

The maps were relatively straightforward to create but did require some editing to Open street map to ensure that all the building for the Royal Agricultural University were available.

Campus map viewed on a mobile

Campus map viewed on a mobile

Hopefully the maps will prove useful for students, especially at the start of the academic year and during open days.

Many thanks to Dan (Sebastian) Meer, Information Services Digital Content Developer at the University of Cumbria who helped me get started with the map app in myday.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s