Find Your Way around the University of Essex, UK
FindYourWay@Essex is a campus navigator for students, staff and visitors for the University of Essex, UK. This version is for the Colchester campus. The app provides indoor and outdoor, building-to-building, multi-floor navigation and includes options to avoid steep slopes and stairs and indoor routes only. Additional information is available on certain locations.
Since this is the first version of the app, please use the feedback form to send us any issues, suggestions or comments for the next release.
- Quick search: to show the location of any room or facility on campus with extra information links.
- Directions: Navigation given to any location from any point on campus with the route plotted on the campus map and floor plans. Stair-free or "dry-route" paths can be selected prior to running a search.
- Search by Category: Departments, teaching rooms, facilities and amenities, student residences, transport, advice and support.
- Obtain position fix by scanning the location QR codes soon to be deployed around campus.
- Layers: Locations of services and facilities such as eating places, lifts, toilets, bus stops and taxi pick-up points can be selected and the relevant icons will be displayed on the map indicating their position. Further information such as opening times, photos and links to location web sites can be obtained by touching the icon.
- Browse floor plans by selecting relevant floor
- Send directions by email to visitors guiding them to their destination on campus.
This is the first release of the app and many more additional features will be coming soon.