Session Details

Mapping the Interior Landscape

UAD7 Usability, Accessibility and Design

Location: Broadway

TUESDAY, 8:30 - 9:15 a.m.

The sheer size of campuses and their buildings can be intimidating to new students and visitors. Campus maps have been used for ages to simplify reality and make people more comfortable with finding their way. It’s time to bring that thinking to our interior spaces with interactive maps. Unlike campus maps which depict the environment as a single layer, buildings frequently involve multiple floors. Learn about techniques for addressing this challenge and about designing interior maps for mobile and desktop devices. Explore options for creating maps with technologies such as Google Maps, HTML5, SVG, and more. Presenters will show examples of interior mapping projects using a range of tools from open source applications to proprietary mapping suites.

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Randy Kuehn
Digital Technologies Systems Librarian, University of Louisville

Terri Holtze
Head, Library Web Services, University of Louisville