Students build 3-D campus map

(Edmonton) As another year gets going, thousands of new students, some of whom have never seen the University of Alberta campus before, now have a new tool to help them navigate their way around—one of the most detailed campus map systems in North America, built by a group of four students.

The team of students, led by Jennifer Chesney, executive director of university web strategy, has created a set of three-dimensional models of buildings on all five U of A campuses that are being implemented into Google Earth. A set of interactive two-dimensional maps were also built for the recently redesigned U of A website.

“It was really important to have students intimately involved with the project,” Chesney said.

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