Murray State University’s department of geosciences and office of branding, marketing and communication have partnered on the development of a new online campus map.
The map serves as a valuable walking tour of Murray State’s campus. The map lists more than 60 campus buildings and areas through modern mapping technology and is available at murraystate.edu/campusmap.
The conceptual idea began in August 2016 as the two units met to discuss the goal of developing a more efficient and mobile-friendly campus map. An online campus mapping application afforded geosciences faculty member Michael Busby, along with Travis West, a geosciences/geographic information sciences major, the opportunity to lead the project and develop the map, which includes photos and descriptions of various campus locations.
The result is a responsive and interactive campus map that served as an experiential learning project for West under Busby’s guidance.
“Understanding the world around you is the first step to positively impacting it,” said West. “I’m glad I’ve had the opportunity to contribute to people’s understanding and familiarity of campus through this project.”
It’s fantastic to have an environment that is conducive to allowing students to develop skill sets they are learning in the classroom,” said Busby. “It’s great when you have support from campus administrators who recognize the potential and also see that students are benefiting from this.”
About Murray State University: Murray State University provides an “Opportunity Afforded” for more than 10,000 students through a high-quality education with experiential learning, academic and personal growth and the ability to secure a lifetime of success. Since 1922, the true value of higher education has been found at Murray State University, where our commitment is to afford endless opportunities for developing leaders in the community, the country and the world. The University’s main campus is located in Murray, Ky. and includes five regional campuses. For more information on Murray State University, please visit murraystate.edu.