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Map It!

Finding your way around Washington and Lee’s campus got a little easier this fall, with the launch of an interactive campus map that’s optimized for use on computers, tablets and smart phones — without needing to download an app.

W&L partnered with CampusTours.com on the project, which brings our illustrated campus map to life with descriptive text, related links, photos and GPS coordinates for every building on campus.

The new map is designed to help visitors find their destination in a number of ways. You can click or tap on a specific building on the map or find a building name on the locations list, which will highlight the building location for you. You can also select from map layers, which break down campus locations into categories, including a walking tour, academics, housing, dining, sports and recreation, history and parking.

And the launch of the map is just the beginning. “We consider this map an important first step in creating a truly interactive experience for our visitors,” said Jessica Willett, director of web communications. “We plan to add video clips for popular tour destinations, and have the capability of adding custom layers for events like reunions, Accepted Students Day and conferences, which will make this an incredibly useful tool for visitors of all kinds.”

You can check out the new map at http://campusmap.wlu.edu .