NTU has been accelerating its digital transformation to meet the changing needs of the University and its employees, to streamline processes and to enhance operational efficiency as part of the NTU Smart Campus vision.
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) is ranked amongst the top universities in the world and it has also been named as the world’s top young university for the last seven years by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). As part of its Smart Campus vision unveiled in 2018, NTU is a testbed for many emerging technologies.
NTU has been accelerating its digital transformation to meet the changing needs of the University and its employees, to streamline processes and to enhance operational efficiency as part of the NTU Smart Campus vision. Among its many initiatives to improve student, staff and visitor experiences, NTU has introduced an online Campus Map with indoor-outdoor wayfinding to make navigation on its vast 200-hectare campus much easier.
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After in-depth analysis, NTU Singapore selected the MapsIndoors platform, which met all of the University’s requirements as set out earlier.
The platform is built with Google Maps technology, which enables seamless outdoor to indoor transitions and ensures quick adoption as MapsIndoors features the well-known functionalities of Google Maps, like zooming and panning, and offers the same familiar user experience.
MapsIndoors was easily integrated into existing apps, kiosks, and websites, making it both mobile responsive and easy to scale. With the included MapsIndoors content management system, NTU Singapore can now easily update, add, and delete Points of Interests (POIs) and areas as well as make changes to routes. The CMS also enables the University to create, edit, and delete categories, aliases, and icons. This afforded the University with extremely simple and effective maintenance of the system and information.
Students, staff, and visitors at NTU Singapore can use MapsIndoors to search for amenities, meeting rooms, and study spaces, and to quickly get directions within the buildings, between buildings and campuses, and even off-site.
The NTU solution includes more than 4,000 POIs and 1 million mapped square meters. It is created by MapsPeople in cooperation with Google Maps and Google Cloud Premier Partner, Searce, who has a team located in Singapore supporting this effort. Searce has been part of the project from the beginning and also provides the ongoing support. This allows MapsPeople to offer NTU Singapore fast, effective, and local support at all times.
Searce is a MapsPeople and Global Google Maps Premier Partner, that empowers clients to futurity their businesses by leveraging location intelligence, Cloud AI & Analytics.