By MARTY LEVINE
A new interactive campus map now offers a better picture of the campus — both figuratively and literally. It includes clickable location information, mappable routes and 365-degree photos of major campus spots.
Besides showing every building on the Pittsburgh campus, the map also can highlight specific location categories, including:
- Academic and administrative buildings
- ADA accessible locations
- Athletic facilities
- Computer labs
- Dining facilities
- Fitness centers
- Student housing
- Medical facilities
- Single-occupancy restrooms
John Cooper, director of University web communications, said the new mapping effort, led by digital project manager Kristen Penkrot and developer Shaun Milosevich, has been in the works since fall 2018 and is a great improvement on the static grid of the old map.
Besides filtering for building type, users also can map shuttle routes and search for specific buildings, or gain new data about a location through pop-up photos and background information. You can share location information with colleagues or on social media and get directions from starting points outside or on campus, via a laptop or smartphone.
The “points of interest” feature also highlights shortcuts to major Pittsburgh spots, on and off campus.
Marty Levine is a staff writer for the University Times. Reach him at email@example.com or 412-758-4859.