New interactive campus map unveiled
Visitors to Centre College now have a new and more efficient digital resource to navigate campus, thanks to a recently unveiled virtual map featured on the College’s website.
The interactive map includes photos of buildings and points of interest across the 152-acre grounds, as well as a guide to Centre’s international study locations. Plans are in place to build on the map’s many capabilities in the very near future.
“Eventually, we’re going to work in video content,” said Ryan Lanigan, the creative director behind the project and the College’s web designer. “We plan to include 360-degree views of the inside of some of the main buildings on campus.”
Additionally, map users will soon be able to create customized tours of the College’s campus. The first virtual tour, a self-guided version of the Centre Admissions tour, is already in place.
“The virtual maps give prospective students and families, or Centre alumni who haven’t visited recently, a really great customized overview of everything on campus,” Lanigan said. “They can plan their own tours and get a feel for the College before they even arrive.”
The map also highlights the many study abroad locations that Centre has to offer, which 85 percent of students take advantage of at some point during their four years at the College.
In addition to the Danville campus and international destinations, the map also features the College’s two study away programs in D.C. and Chicago. These semester-long programs allow students to travel to metropolitan areas for opportunities in a variety of fields, including business, finance, public policy and education.
Katie Jones, the publication and web assistant at Centre, worked extensively on the project, taking and incorporating photos, descriptions and information for each location on the map.
“We want to make sure the map is as user-friendly and as useful as possible,” Jones said. “Feedback about what people would like to see with it is absolutely welcome.”
by Anne Evans