Location Innovation Lab

 


Location Innovation Lab

Campus MapMap Apps  |  Print Maps  |  Students and Employees  |  About Us  

The Location Innovation Lab manages the University of Oregon's campus geographic information systems (GIS) and mapping program and builds software applications. We work to support a smarter, safer, and more resilient university.

Working with departments across UO, we maintain a home-grown spatial database of 30,000+ rooms and 375 buildings across multiple campuses. We leverage this database to engineer custom applications that are used daily by students, employees, and the campus community.

 

Campus Map

For the Location Innovation Lab, everything starts with the map. Our team has been mapping the UO for over 20 years.  In addition to publishing print maps, we build and maintain the campus map platform.  

Campus map users can go inside buildings, search points of interest, locate resources, and move between campuses.

Visit the Campus Map

The campus map has special features and settings for UO students and employees. Login to see additional information, select favorite map apps, and view saved customized maps.

Learn more about the Campus Map

Campus Map

For the Location Innovation Lab, everything starts with the map. Our team has been mapping the UO for over 20 years.  In addition to publishing print maps, we build and maintain the campus map platform.  

Campus map users can go inside buildings, search points of interest, locate resources, and move between campuses.

Visit the Campus Map

The campus map has special features and settings for UO students and employees. Login to see additional information, select favorite map apps, and view saved customized maps.

Learn more about the Campus Map

Map Apps

We work with partners across the UO to build apps that are layered on the campus map. Map apps display resources, tools, campus history, and points of interest. Some are visible to the public while others are restricted to students or employees

Public map apps can be used to locate pollinator habitats, find parking, and identify accessible routes through campus. The full list is available on the Campus Map.

Popular Public Map Apps

All-Gender Restrooms

Identifies more than 100 locations on campus. Restrooms are available for families with small children, people who have attendants, and our transgender and non-binary students, faculty members, staff, and community members.

Bee Campus

Features areas with pollinator nesting sites or have been landscaped to provide habitats for native pollinators. Bee Campus was developed with the Student Sustainability Center.

Indigenous UO

Highlights key points related to Native American and Indigenous history on the Eugene campus. Indigenous UO was created with students from the Native American and Indigenous Studies Academic Residential Community.

Parking

Shows parking zones, pay stations, and types of parking on campus. Users can also find electric vehicle charging stations using this map app.

Safety at Night

Provides an opportunity for everyone to help make campus safer. Anyone in the UO community can drop pins with brief descriptions on this interactive map to share night safety issues.

Transportation

Displays ways to get to, around, and from campus without using a personal car. Users can toggle on information about public transportation, bike parking, bikeshare hubs, and rideshare pick-up locations.

Made by Ducks for Ducks, we provide additional location-driven features to UO students and employees. Learn more about some of the features by selecting the buttons below.

Screenshot of Winter Weather Routes Map

Featured Map App

Winter Weather

If winter weather conditions such as snow or ice impact campus, this map highlights the building entrances and paths that will be prioritized for clearing. 

User Tip:

UO Students and employees can log in and favorite this app to make it quick to find. 

Visit the Winter Weather Map App

Close up of map on phone

My Maps

Want to show someone where to meet for coffee, where to park, or where your office is located?

Using the campus map, you can create personalized, shareable maps. UO students and employees who login prior to making maps, will have them stored in the My Maps app.

To get started, go to the Campus Map and drop a pin.

  1. Click or tap anywhere on the map and select the pin icon.
  2. Add the text you’d like to appear.
  3. Repeat the steps to add additional locations.
  4. When you’re finished, click I’m Done to create a map url.

Tips

  • Map pins can be added outside and indoors.
  • The Pop-Up Title for the first pin will become the title of the map.
  • Edit the text associated with each pin by selecting the pencil icon.
  • A QR code is available to download when you create or edit a map. 

LIL By the Numbers

We believe in the power of a pin drop.

30,000+
Rooms mapped across the UO
100,000+
Pins dropped in the Call Log.
121,000
Leftover Textover notifications sent.

UOregon Mobile

As the official app of the University of Oregon, UOregon Mobile provides quick links to resources including UO Alerts, the Campus Map, Transportation Services, and campus safety information.  

Learn more about UOregon Mobile or download the app for your Android or Apple device.  

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About Us

The UO’s campus map is the proving grounds for some of our most cutting-edge, smart-city software innovations. The technologies behind the campus map are born of over two decades of research and innovation projects, instructing and working with students, or through industry partnerships.

Our location engine is at the heart of maintaining geospatial data and accurately mapping the buildings, infrastructure, and rooms of the UO. We’re known for developing some of the most sophisticated and innovative ‘indoor’ mapping features. The same technology that drives the Campus Map is used by hundreds of people to power apps that have routed more than 95,000 calls for service. While the public facing maps are important, our most innovative work is done behind the scenes.

Our software stack addresses a wide range of issues important to organizational resilience including:

  • Field tools for facilities maintenance
  • Asset management
  • Student food insecurity
  • Incident and large event management
  • Situational awareness

IROCE

The Location Innovation Lab is also a program in the UO's Institute for Resilient Organizations, Communities, and Environments. By also operating within an institute, we can collaboratively innovate on projects with an applied research approach.

Meet The Team

Ken Kato

Director
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Justin White

Senior Developer
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Brook Eastman

GIS Manager
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Andreas Wenzel

Software Developer
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Lillie Parker

GIS Analyst Programmer
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Amy Shadell

Innovation Program Coordinator
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