[BETA TESTING] TRAIL: A USTP Map Application

University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines - CDO Campus, Cagayan de Oro, 9000

University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines - Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines

To develop an application which will guide the students on locating the offices inside the university; To provide solutions where students are not yet familiar with the offices – which will also benefit every freshman in every Academic Year; and to recommend an application to the research centers in the university.

Jun 11, 2023, 1:30 PM – Jul 31, 2023, 5:00 AM

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Key Themes

AndroidGoogle Maps PlatformMobileOpen SourceSolution ChallengeUI / UXWeb

About this event

TRAIL: A USTP Map Application is an innovative and sustainable solution designed to meet multiple objectives at the University of Science and Technology of the Philippines (USTP). This user-friendly application serves as a comprehensive guide for students, addressing the following key goals:

  1. TRAIL aims to assist students in locating the different offices within the university campus. With its interactive map, the application provides accurate guidance, enabling students to easily find administrative offices, faculty offices, department offices, and other important locations. This feature eliminates the confusion and time wasted in searching for specific offices, ensuring that students can access the services they need efficiently.
  2. TRAIL goes beyond office locations and extends its functionalities to recommend research centers within the university. By highlighting these centers, along with laboratories and academic facilities dedicated to research and innovation, the application fosters collaboration, communication, and engagement among researchers, faculty, and students. TRAIL becomes a central platform for researchers to access essential information, encouraging utilization of these resources and promoting a vibrant research ecosystem within the university.
  3. TRAIL promotes sustainability by eliminating the need for printed materials such as maps, brochures, and handouts. By transitioning to a digital platform accessible through smartphones and other devices, the application reduces paper waste and the associated environmental impact. This eco-friendly approach aligns with the growing global emphasis on sustainability and environmental consciousness, ensuring that students have access to information while contributing to the protection of the environment.

Overall, TRAIL: A USTP Map Application combines the objectives of guiding students in locating offices, assisting new students, recommending research centers, and promoting sustainability. With its user-friendly interface and comprehensive features, TRAIL enhances the university experience, empowering students, faculty, and researchers in navigating the campus efficiently and fostering a connected and informed academic community.

Organizer

  • Neil Cajote

    GDSC Lead

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