Rice launches new 3-D interactive map

Visitors to Rice have a new way to navigate campus. The new map, based on the CampusBird digital mapping platform, includes 360-degree panoramic views, stunning photographs, detailed descriptions of buildings and venues, and many other useful tools, said Linda Thrane, vice president for public affairs.

map“We want Rice to be a welcoming destination for art, music, lectures, food, athletic events, lectures – a great place to visit just to enjoy the beauty of our campus,” Thrane said. “This new mapping system will help people find those amenities and explore those opportunities. So get out your phones and give it a spin.”

The interactive map features a live bus and shuttle tracker, which enables visitors to see where transportation is on campus and estimated wait times. A “get directions” feature provides detailed walking, driving, biking and public transit instructions from the user’s current location.

The 3-D interactive map also help users find:

  • 
 Points of interest and landmarks on campus.
  • 
 Dining options.
  • 
 Accessibility information.
  • 
 Tours.
  • 
 Events.
  • 
 Zip Car and Rice Bikes locations.
  • 
 Buildings and services.
  • 
 Restrooms.
  • 
 Emergency services (including defibrillator locations).
  • 
 Athletic venues.

Built on top of Google Maps, the map allows for zooming and panning and is viewable online and via smartphones.

Start using the new map at www.rice.edu/maps. Questions can be directed to 713-348-6280.

About Arie Passwaters

Arie Wilson Passwaters is editor of Rice New.