Map Features

  1. Navigation
  2. Search
  3. Customizable Features
  4. Draw
  5. Label
  6. Measure
  7. Print View
  8. Link
  9. Mobile Tour
  10. Aerial Photography
  11. Additional Resources
  12. Help and Feedback
  13. Notes
  1. Navigating [top]

  2. To pan (move the map), click and hold your left mouse button, then drag the cursor across the screen. Stop and release the button when you've reached your desired location. If your mouse has a scroll wheel, you can use it to scroll north or south. To zoom in, double-click on the map. (Avoid double-clicking on a building.) You can also use the slider in the upper left to zoom in and out. To learn more about a building, click once on that building. A pop-up window will open with details about the building. Click the X in the upper right of the pop-up window to close.

  3. Searching [top]

  4. You can search by address, building name, 2 letter code, or building number. (The default search is all of these; choose from the drop-down menu to the left of the search box if you would like to narrow your search.) Click in the Search box and type your query, then click 'Go.' A pop-up window will open with a list of search results, allowing you to select your desired building. When you click an entry, the map will re-center and zoom to that building. Click the X in the upper right of the pop-up window to close.

  5. Customizing [top]

  6. You can customize the map by turning features on and off at the left side of the screen. For example, if you wish to see IU buildings only, expand the 'Building' menu and ensure that only the box marked 'IU Buildings' is checked. Conversely, if you don't want to know about accessibility on campus, ensure that the 'Accessibility' menu is unchecked.

  7. Drawing [top]

  8. You can use the drawing tools to draw on the map; for example, you might circle points of interest or map out a walking path. To use a drawing tool, click 'Draw' at the top of the screen. This will expand a drawing menu on the left side of the screen. Choose your desired tool. For example, if you'd like to circle a building, click 'Circle,' then move your mouse back to the map. You'll see the message 'Click to add a shape.' Click where you would like to place the circle. To change the properties of the shape, right click on it. 'Edit' will allow you to drag points to change the shape. 'Move' will allow you to drag the entire shape to a different location on the map. 'Rotate/Scale' will allow you to rotate the shape or change its size. 'Delete' will delete the shape from the map. To delete all shapes you've added, click 'Clear Map' in the drawing menu. To close the drawing menu, click 'Hide Drawing Tools' at the top of the drawing menu.

  9. Labeling [top]

  10. You can use the labeling tools to label points of interest on the map. To place labels on the map, click 'Label' at the top of the screen. This will expand a labeling menu on the left side of the screen. To label a point on the map, click in the red box marked 'Label' and type what you want your label to say. Choose options, such as font, color, size, and where you'd like the label to appear in relation to your cursor when you click on the map. Click 'Place Label,' then click the point on the map you'd like to label. To delete a label, right click the label and click 'Delete.' You must do this twice for each label; once for the text of the label and once for the associated point. To delete all labels you've added, click 'Clear Map' in the labeling menu. To close the labeling menu, click 'Hide Label Tools' at the top of the labeling menu.

  11. Measuring [top]

  12. It's easy to measure the distance between two points on the map. Click 'Measure' at the top of the screen. This will expand a measurement menu on the left side of the screen. To measure distance, click a unit of measurement, then click on the map where you'd like the measurement to begin. Click again where you'd like the measurement to end. (Note: avoid clicking on a building while measuring. If you're measuring the distance between two buildings, click next to the buildings instead.) The measurement will be displayed directly under the measurement menu. To add more points to the line you're measuring, click again where you'd like the next point to lie. Keep clicking until you reach your destination. To delete a measurement, right click 'Start' and click 'Delete.' You must do this for each point, line, and label on your measurement. To delete all measurements you've added, click 'Clear Map' in the measurement menu. To close the measurement menu, click 'Hide Measurement Tools' at the top of the measurement menu.

  13. Printing [top]

  14. You can print the map by clicking 'Print View' in the top menu. This will generate a PDF file that includes the portion of the map you were viewing, along with any drawings, labels, or measurements you placed on the map. If the map fails to generate a PDF file, ensure that pop-ups are not blocked in your web browser. Once the PDF is generated, print it from your browser or save it to your computer to print later.

  15. Linking [top]

  16. You can create a link to your current view of the map by clicking 'Link' in the menu at the top of the page. Note that any drawings, labels, or measurements you've created will not be included in this view.

  17. Mobile Tour [top]

  18. The mobile tour includes notable locations on campus. You can learn about points of interest such as the Musical Arts Center, the Old Crescent, and the Herman B Wells Library. You'll be able to see each of them on a map and plot the distance from point to point. The mobile tour is especially useful on your smartphone. You can access it through 'Campus Tour' in the IU Mobile app. Allow the app to access your current location, and you'll know where you are relative to the buildings that interest you.

  19. Aerial Photography [top]

  20. Under Map View, click the word ‘Photo’ to move from street view to aerial view of the streets on and surrounding campus, then toggle back and forth as needed.

  21. Additional Resources [top]

  22. As a service, we have provided links to additional campus resources. Printable Campus Map is a map in PDF format of the entire campus. IU Campus Bus Routes provides a live-update DoubleMap, which shows you where IU busses currently are on their routes. Click on a bus stop to find out when the next bus is scheduled to arrive. IU Campus Bus Schedules provides the current semester's bus schedules.

  23. Help and Feedback [top]

  24. You can get help with the map, or submit feedback. Get Help opens this help file. Submit Feedback opens a new message in your email client, allowing you to send questions, requests, or feeback about the campus map.

  25. Notes [top]

  26. You cannot measure, add labels, and draw on the map all at the same time. You can draw and add labels, but if you try to measure it will erase your drawings and labels. If you measure first, any drawings or labels you add will be included in your measurements, making them inaccurate. If you have drawings and labels on your map, 'Clear Map' will delete all of them. You cannot clear just drawings or just labels.