URI Mobile Optimized Campus Map Redesigned
ITS is pleased to announce the launch of a newly redesigned mobile optimized campus map. Similar to the Interactive Campus Map, the mobile map is optimized for the smaller displays and touch screen interactions of smart phone and computer tablets. This new mobile map tool integrates a local database of URI buildings, departments and administrative offices with the familiar Google Maps API interface and reflects a shift in web application design in support of a more minimalistic user interface and intuitive functionalities.
The mobile map allows students and visitors to easily navigate and find information on their mobile devices about all URI campuses, including dining locations and parking lot information. Users can search for a building to learn what is in it, view building photos, and find directions to that building or the closest parking lot. Handicap parking and accessibility information, as well as emergency phones, are noted for improved utility and safety.
The map works with all major GPS-enabled smartphones and tablets, making it an excellent resource for new and prospective students and visitors from around the world to explore the URI campuses. The application will now automatically detect the mobile device of the user and optimize the display specifically for that device.
The URI Interactive Campus Map is available at http://map.uri.edu/ and when accessed from a mobile or tablet device, users will be automatically redirected to the mobile map at http://map.uri.edu/mobile/.