New 'UoB Campus Map' app launched
The University have launched a new digital campus map to help with navigation and wayfinding across our Edgbaston & Selly Oak campus.
Over the last 12 months, professional services have been working in collaboration on an exciting new digital project that will transform the way people at the University navigate around the Edgbaston & Selly Oak campus.
The new digital campus map, known as ‘UoB Campus Map’ will be accessible via 8 digital totems within the Green Heart, the web and via smartphone application.
What is ‘UoB Campus Map’?
‘UoB Campus Map’ is a new digital map of the Edgbaston and Selly Oak campus.
The app includes building to building navigation, study space locations and availability, café opening times and event updates have all been consolidated within the digital campus map.
Users can also obtain useful travel advice on the various means of getting to and from the campuses including real-time bus and train information and supporting information on key landmarks, shops and campus developments.
In conjunction with the University's disabled access forum, the flexible routing capabilities have been used to ensure appropriate paths are selected for impaired mobility users. On occasions when paths or facilities (e.g. lifts or stairs) are closed, the system automatically takes this into account when calculating the best path.
This is a significant step forward for the University as we look to further enhance the student, staff and visitors experience when navigating across the both Edgbaston and Selly Oak campus campus.
What is the aim of this project?
- To provide students, staff and visitors of the University with a simple and interactive method for navigating campus.
- To provide the University with a digital tool to communicate useful campus information such as disruption notices and road closures.
- To help the University reduce the volume of paper used in printing maps.
What do I need to do now?
Download ‘UoB Campus Map’ to your smartphone or tablet:
Use the feedback form within the settings menu to report any issues or share ideas and suggestions to be considered in preparation for the next release.