The University of Edinburgh Estates Transport department were funded by Paths for All to develop a new map of the university campus, that highlighted sustainable travel across the campus and the City of Edinburgh.


The Challenge

The University of Edinburgh campus covers a large area of Edinburgh – from Easter Bush to Old College, Paterson Land to Dalhousie.  With a strategic commitment to be aligned and deliver to the UN sustainable development goals, the Estates Transport Department wanted an interactive map of the campus that would not only help students and colleagues find their way around the University Estate and the city, but would also support the use of sustainable travel methods.

What we’re delivering

EDINA developed and delivered an interactive map of the university campus, marking key University buildings and providing detailed overlays of cycle routes and facilities, up to date details of bus routes, and walking routes, distances, etc.

Skills we brought to the project

EDINA designed and delivered the interactive mapping solution and integrated it within the universities’ web site at https://ed.ac.uk/maps/maps.  In designing the solution, EDINA created a number of geospatial data layers from disparate sources including the university Estates Department, Lothian Buses and customised Open Street Map with a number of enhanced features including defining travel areas for each key campus location.

What’s next?

EDINA is continuing to work with the Estates Transport team to augment the interactive map.  This will potentially include expanding the types of datasets presented to the user to assist staff and students new to the city understand how to travel across campus.

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