Wayfinding for Universities, Smart Campuses & Higher Education Institutions

Universities and other Higher Education Institutions often have multiple campus areas that span many miles of built environment. Navigating these indoor and outdoor spaces is an unavoidable challenge for students, visitors and staff, alike. The efficiency and effectiveness of a campus wayfinding system can significantly impact an individual's experience with your institution.

The Living Map Platform is specialised for this use case. As your digital mapping partner, we can integrate a solution that provides:

  • Accurate, attractive digital maps - Improve user experience with easy to understand visuals.
  • Intelligent, flexible campus wayfinding and navigation of your indoor and outdoor spaces - students, staff, and visitors can navigate seamlessly inside buildings, between buildings, and also outside of the campus area.
  • Deliver a solution via mobile or web-based wayfinding applications, interactive information kiosks, live screens and digital signage - provide users with multiple convenient options for accessing information quickly.
  • Well designed, intuitive interfaces - make it easy for users to find the information they need, when they need it.
  • Hardware-agnostic positioning - we can use your existing sensors, or no sensors at all, to inform our live positioning systems.

Features of digital maps in a University campus and higher education settings:

  • Campus Destinations
  • Libraries
  • Visitor Parking
  • Buildings
  • Campus Transportation

Benefits of Indoor Wayfinding for Universities

Universities are increasingly using indoor wayfinding as part of their overall strategy to improve the student experience. This includes providing accurate, up-to-date information on campus destinations, such as libraries, classrooms, dining halls, etc.

A well-designed, easy-to-use campus map will help you provide more efficient services, reduce operational costs and ensure safety and security. It also helps you meet accreditation requirements by providing clear, concise directions to key locations.

Indoor wayfinding solutions are becoming essential tools in universities. They allow you to create a comprehensive, easily accessible map of your entire campus. The benefits include:

  • Improve the student experience
  • Increase visitor satisfaction
  • Reduce operational costs
  • Ensure safety and security
  • Facilitate emergency response
  • Deliver intelligent and specific accessibility guidance at scale
  • Help you meet accreditation requirements

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Smart Campus?

Smart campuses are designed to provide a seamless integration between physical spaces and virtual environments. The term “smart” refers to the ability to integrate technology into everyday life. A smart campus can be defined as an environment that integrates information technology with the physical space and people within it. This can mean that students, faculty, staff and visitors have access to information at any time and from anywhere. It can also mean that campus buildings can autonomously manage energy consumption, lighting, HVAC systems, room availability and booking, air quality, etc, based on the live usage data.

A smart campus uses IoT (internet of things) devices and sensors to improve the efficiency of operations and enhance student experience.

What is University Wayfinding?

Universities often have many different campuses spread out over miles of built environment. A good university wayfinding system that will help you easily and quickly navigate through the buildings, car parks, public transport links, classrooms, libraries, dining halls, student centres and pathways on campus and get you where you need to go.

A University's wayfinding system includes all aspects of campus signage, maps, directories, and other information that helps people find their way around campus, as well as interactive tools such as digital information kiosks or wayfinding apps for mobile devices. The goal of any wayfinding project is to provide students and visitors with an easy-to-use, easy-to-access, comprehensive information about your campus to facilitate navigation.