concept3D and Localist: An Integration that Rocks

What does this mean, you may ask? If you’re a Localist client – instead of a plain Google Map – now you can embed an attractive, 3D section of your concept3D map (powered by either our CampusBird or atlas3D platforms) right into your Localist event feed. Whoa!

“Integrating with CampusBird maps is hugely beneficial for Localist’s higher education customers,” said Myke Nahorniak, Localist CEO. “Localist is about getting the right event information in front of people to increase attendance and awareness. Having an attractive 3D map that profiles an event’s location makes it even easier for people to discover what’s around them, especially if they’re on the go with a mobile device. We see a lot of potential with this integration.”

So, if the event as at your student center, the stadium, a field, your main auditorium, or anywhere on campus, you can show that location right on your Localist calendar. Woah again!

We did a Q&A with…ourselves. Here goes:

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Interactive Maps Enhance Campus Communications

Successful communications are essential to a thriving campus, and whether this communication is internal or external, it’s always important to communicate a clear and unified message. Campusbird’s interactive maps allow school communicators to use a single source for conveying information outward to the general public or visitors, as well as inwards to faculty and students.

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Graduation’s around the corner, is your campus map ready?

Your school’s grads have worked hard the past 4 years. Maybe it was 3, maybe it was 5, 6 or 7… but they’re getting ready to close the chapter on their current college careers. It’s an exciting time for schools, but it also means that your campus will be hosting the entire population of your senior class plus their families and maybe even a few others. It’s in the best interest of schools to make sure that their guests are able to navigate the campus with ease.

Between finding parking, attending the ceremony and finding someplace to celebrate afterward, interactive campus maps are the perfect solution for getting your campus ready and showing off a little in the process. Here are a few ways to make it all a success.

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How the Greenest Colleges in America Highlight their Efforts with Interactive Maps

Earth Day is a great time of year to reflect on what your school is doing to ‘go green.’ Perhaps there are a few LEED-certified buildings on campus, electric vehicle charging stations, or a solar farm. How accessible is your campus to bikers and those riding public transit?

Environmental consciousness is growing throughout the country, and students want to know that their school is taking charge. They increasingly want to see their college making jumps in sustainability wherever it can, and are responding to those that do.

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Interactive Campus Maps for Game-Day Marketing and Wayfinding


Marketing, sales and event planning and management are hugely important for college athletics departments. Digital campus maps can play a critical role in helping people find their way, learn more about what your campus offers before and on game day, and enjoy their experience more.

Hear from Colorado State University’s director of athletic sales, marketing and communications about how CampusBird’s interactive map and virtual tour platform supports the University’s efforts to build a powerful and fun game-day experience. Make your athletic department shine and get people excited about all your campus has to offer.

Chris Ferris, Director of Sales, Marketing and Communications, CSU Athletics

“But then ultimately on game day, [the interactive map] will activate our entire campus and our entire Fort Collins community in a much different and much more robust way than has happened here in a very long time. I think nearly 50 years if I’m correct.

“First and foremost we’ve developed a really comprehensive, entire game-day experience that is not only parking and transportation, but – four hours prior to game – where our team will arrive, how they will enter the stadium, where the marching band will play pre-game and how they will navigate throughout the parking lot.

“Where the student tailgate zone will be; where season ticket-holder tailgating opportunities are; where single game tailgate opportunities will be.

“How the alumni association will engage alums and their membership. How the athletic department will engage premium and general seat-holders.

“And so this map enables us to show all of that to everybody. And hopefully, provide new and unique opportunities to people that may be didn’t know things like that were happening, not only within athletics on game day, but across the entire campus. What’s going on at the business school on game day? What’s going on with vet-med, on game day? What’s going on with all different units and divisions across our campus…student affairs has an unbelievable plan for student engagement on game day and it’s going to be fabulous.

“Our students are going to have an experience like never before at Colorado State [University].

“And so this [interactive campus map] enables alums to know what advantages our students have today. Allows our stakeholders and sponsors and partners to understand what students and alums have an opportunity to do.

“So the [interactive map] is every bit a navigational tool, in the sense of where do I go and how do I get there, but it’s a communication tool, it’s an engagement tool, it’s a marketing tool. It’s all of those things in one package.”