Boulder CO (PRWEB) November 13, 2014
concept3D, developers of the CampusBird interactive mapping platform, is proud to announce the development of the new Mississippi State University online campus map, a richly interactive tool that will help guide students, parents, alumni and other visitors around campus, both online and in person.
MSU President Mark E. Keenum stated in a recent interview, “We believe this tool will not only serve our existing students, faculty and staff, but will also serve to amplify our recruiting efforts nationally as out-of-state students are able to virtually navigate our campus in a meaningful way."
The CampusBird campus map is built on top of Google Maps, which enables users to zoom in or pan out to the exact level of detail desired and includes a self-guided walking tour of MSU's historic buildings, 360-degree panoramas of significant buildings, detailed photographs of residence and academic buildings, directions to numerous on-campus eateries, and reflections on the many monuments and memorials on campus.
The new Mississippi State University interactive map will be instrumental in helping incoming freshmen and others new to campus make their way around unfamiliar environs by using the built in way-finding functionality. The campus map is also anticipated to be useful for visiting alumni who perhaps will encounter a campus different than their memories with several new and renovated buildings. While on campus, visitors can take advantage of the map as a navigation aid by viewing it on their smartphones, or they can use the website map as a tool in planning a trip ahead of time.
"There are many different users this map will serve," said MSU Chief Communications Officer Sid Salter. "Along with new students and alumni, parents and other campus visitors will be better able to experience what Mississippi's flagship research university has to offer."
The interactive campus map's implementation will be completed in phases as Mississippi State University adopts the technology provided by concept3D. "It's vital in this first phase that the Office of Public Affairs receives as much input as possible from MSU stakeholders about ways to refine and improve this tool moving forward," said Salter. "We hope our academic departments will begin helping us develop a robust library of programmed walking tours specific to their departments -- with the same true for all aspects of campus life."
MSU alumni and friends are encouraged to share the map's URL with potential students. "Prospective students come here from every state in the country to learn more about our quality programs," Salter said. "This interactive map brings our campus to life and helps convey what Mississippi State is all about."
concept3D has designed the campus mapping tool to work on standard computers, tablets and smartphones making it desirable to universities, students and alumni. As more college campuses adopt this powerful campus mapping software by CampusBird, it is expected that recruitment efforts and student retention will be positively impacted.
To learn more, please visit http://www.msstate.edu/campus-map/.
CampusBird lets higher education institutions take control of their campus maps through interactive mapping and media services. CampusBird’s team of experienced developers, designers and professionals has created the most powerful and easy-to-use map management system to display custom media including 3D models, 2D overlay renderings, spherical/street view imagery, and video for multiple users. CampusBird is an offering from concept3D, Inc., a leading Web, mobile and geolocation software development company. concept3D offers professional multimedia services, custom software and web services, CampusBird interactive school maps, Atlas map management system and simuwatt energy analysis and assessment tools. For more information, please visit http://www.concept3D.com or watch the short overview of campus maps at http://youtu.be/t9HIvlwBERk.
Lisa Harris, Vice President, Marketing