New Interactive Campus Maps
ASG and UA officials have created a new, more interactive version of a campus map, an official said.
The digital map can be found at campusmaps.uark.edu and is integrated with Google maps.
The goal of the new map is to help students and visitors who access information on mobile devices such as cell phones, tablets, etc. The new map will be “much more convenient and useful” for those using mobile devices, said Chris Nixon, director of digital design and development in the Office of University Relations,.
“We tried to make everything on campus searchable and shareable so finding buildings or specific locations will be as easy as possible,” Nixon said.
Features for the new map include bus routes and parking lots listed by color, a system that identifies the best walking routes between two locations on campus, lists of bicycle racks, motorcycle parking and computer labs, information about each building on the map and much more.
This map only starts the process of adding new features, design development officials said. Future features may include a Senior Walk look-up, real-time tracking of buses and handicap accessible routes.
Lauren Waldrip, outgoing vice president of ASG, thinks the new map will benefit students—especially students that are new to campus, she said.
“I think the new interactive campus map will benefit our students,” she said. “An application is something virtually all students can conveniently access in just seconds. University Relations has done an excellent job developing this tool that students will use on a day to day basis.”
Kate Ross, a freshman Spanish major, said the new interactive map is an excellent tool to have upon entering college at UA.
“When I came here last fall, I had an idea of where things were but it takes a while to get a full grasp of campus. With a map that you can access anywhere from your phone you’ll never get lost. And you won’t miss the bus anymore,” she said.
The web page for the new map may be found at campusmaps.uark.edu.