The Campus Guide

The Campus Guide was a project developed by Wireless Trondheim together with NTNU at NTNUs largest campus in Trondheim, Gløshaugen. With almost 350.000 square meters, 60 buildings and 13.000 rooms it is hard to find your way around campus. The founders of the project wanted to help students, visitors and employees find their way around campus and give them a tool to do so.

The Campus Guide were started with the ambition to create an indoor navigation solution that allowed students, visitors and employees to search for rooms, determine their own location and get directions indoors, using their smartphone, tablet or computer.

When the application was launched to the public in august 2011, it made NTNU the first university in the world with indoor navigation. The Campus Guide gave the users access to indoor maps of all buildings at the campus, a search engine enabled the users to find any room on campus and the service also detected the user’s position inside buildings, just like GPS does outside.

The Gløshaugen Campus houses approximately 10.000 students and employees and during the two years the project was run the application was used by over 35.000 unique users. and at semester start the Campus Guide helped 1000 users a day, which is 10 % of all students and employees at Campus.

To learn more of the story behind take a look at presentation given at TEDx Hamburg in 2013 here or you can see a presentation of the Service as it was in use when it was launched in 2011 here.

We would like to thank all our partners and users, and promise you that we will keep showing you the way with MazeMap

On behalf of The Campus Guide team

Thomas Jelle and Jan Erik Kaarø

N.B. We will continue to host the app CampusGuiden for existing users until all are migrated to mazemap.

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