University visitor Map

Estates Services has worked with digital mapping consultant SmartNE to bring visitors, students, and staff an improved interactive online map. 

The improvements focus on searchability, accessibility information for building users, navigation and pathfinding with step-free access. This has all been made possible by adding 130 internal floor plans to our functional teaching and publicly accessible spaces.

You can easily create a custom map designed to display the map, a single location or a group of locations, and embed this within your website using an iframe. The following explains how to obtain the desired URL from the University Map to be used within an iframe.

How to create custom maps

Map (no selected location)

To create a URL which embeds the Oxford Campus Map with no defined selected location on opening.

  1. Open https://maps.ox.ac.uk copy the URL from the browser to use within your iframe
  2. You have the option to define the type or style of map by appending an ‘instance‘ reference  to the URL.  Instances are defined by system administrators to create customised versions of the mapping application in terms of its functionality
    and style
  3. For example iframe_small is one such instance that has been created to support a smaller map size and also obtains a reduced number of menu options. To use,  add ?instance=iframe_small to the url: https://maps.ox.ac.uk/?instance=iframe_small

Code:

<iframe title="University map showing location of Ashmolean Museum" src= "https://maps.ox.ac.uk/bd821e30-d8ba-11eb-a363-059e537832a1/search/projects/24/5da6eb323ac1ce0077dc7463" style="width: 100%; height: 500px;"></iframe>
<iframe title="University map showing location of Ashmolean Museum" src= "https://maps.ox.ac.uk/bd821e30-d8ba-11eb-a363-059e537832a1/search/projects/24/5da6eb323ac1ce0077dc7463?instance=iframe_small" style="width: 100%; height: 500px;"></iframe>
Single location map

Option 1 - full map

  1. Search for the location you would like your map to feature. The location id is shown at the end of the URL.  For example, in the following URL for Ashmolean Museum, the location id is highlighted grey: search/projects/24/ 5da6eb323ac1ce0077dc7463
  2. Copy this URL from the browser and use within your iframe
  3. Add the URL to the iframe. Note the iframe title text – you will need to match this to the location you are using

Code: 

<iframe title="University map showing location of Ashmolean Museum" src="https://maps.ox.ac.uk/bd821e30-d8ba-11eb-a363-059e537832a1/search/projects/24/5da6eb323ac1ce0077dc7463" style="width: 100%; height: 500px;"></iframe>

This is what the embedded map will look like:

https://test.maps.ox.ac.uk/bd821e30-d8ba-11eb-a363-059e537832a1/search/projects/24/5da6eb323ac1ce0077dc7463

 


Option 2 - small map

  1. You can choose a pre-defined type or style of map by appending an ‘instance’ reference to the URL. Instances are defined by system administrators to create customised versions of the mapping application in terms of its functionality and style

  2. Search for the location you would like your map to feature. Add the text ?instance=iframe_small to the end of the URL. The following example shows the Ashmolean Museum with the instance text added to the end of the URL: https://maps.ox.ac.uk/bd821e30-d8ba-11eb-a363-059e537832a1/search/projects/24/5da6eb323ac1ce0077dc7463?instance=iframe_small

  3. Copy the URL from the browser to use within your iframe

  4. Add the URL to the iframe Note the iframe title text – you will need to match this to the location you are using.

Code: 

<iframe title="University map showing location of Ashmolean Museum" src= "https://maps.ox.ac.uk/bd821e30-d8ba-11eb-a363-059e537832a1/search/projects/24/5da6eb323ac1ce0077dc7463?instance=iframe_small" style="width: 100%; height: 500px;"></iframe>

 

Multiple locations map

To create a URL for a map featuring more than one location, use the search bar to locate the first of the locations you would like your map to feature. 

Once the map centres on the location and a pop-up associated with it appears, a plus symbol will be displayed to the right-hand side of the search bar.  

  1. Press + to add the location to a permanently displayed dropdown bar
  2. Search and repeat this process for each additional location to be displayed
  • Notice that as each additional location is added, the new location id is added to the URL, separated by a comma. 
  • Pressing the cross deselects individual locations. ‘Clear list’’ button deselects all.
  • Pressing the location centres the maps to the location
  1. Copy the resulting URL from the browser and use within your iframe
  2. Full map: https://maps.ox.ac.uk/ bd821e30-d8ba-11eb-a363-059e537832a1/search/projects/24/ 5da6eb323ac1ce0077dc7463,5da6eb323ac1ce0077dc7484,5da6eb313ac1ce0077dc73fc
  3. Small Map: https://maps.ox.ac.uk/ bd821e30-d8ba-11eb-a363-059e537832a1/search/projects/24/ 5da6eb323ac1ce0077dc7463,5da6eb323ac1ce0077dc7484,5da6eb313ac1ce0077dc73fc?instance=iframe_small

Code: 

https://test.maps.ox.ac.uk/bd821e30-d8ba-11eb-a363-059e537832a1/search/projects/24/5da6eb323ac1ce0077dc7463,5da6eb323ac1ce0077dc7484,5da6eb313ac1ce0077dc73fc?instance=iframe_small<iframe frameborder="0" height="500px" scrolling="no" src="https://test.maps.ox.ac.uk/bd821e30-d8ba-11eb-a363-059e537832a1/search/projects/24/5da6eb323ac1ce0077dc7463,5da6eb323ac1ce0077dc7484,5da6eb313ac1ce0077dc73fc?instance=iframe_small" style="width: 100%; height: 500px;" title="Multiple locations map" width="100%"></iframe>

How to provide feedback/request a change

First open the map using the following link: https://test.maps.ox.ac.uk/ 

Providing general feedback - You can provide general feedback by clicking on the feedback button on the navigation bar and working through the pop-up box completing the relevant sections. This is not trackable, and you will not be updated on the progress of your request.  
 
If you would like to receive updates on your request, follow the instructions below.

Setting up an account to provide and track your feedback request 
 

  • To set up an account, click on the person icon on the navigation bar at the bottom of the screen to create an account using your work email address. Once you have an account, you will be able to track the status of your feedback, and Estates will be able to ask you follow-up questions if needed
  • You can navigate to your building in several ways: 
    • Use the search box at the top of the screen
    • Use your mouse to scroll and zoom on the map until you find your building
    • Use the navigation bar at the bottom of the screen – click on Departments and Teaching, Libraries, or Gardens, Galleries and Museums. Then navigate to your building using the pop-up menu on the-left
  • Click on the building you wish to review; this will open a pop-up information box on the right, and a pop-up menu on the left. If you want to give feedback relating to general building information at this stage, click on “Suggest Change” from the menu.  
  • Once you have done this, click on the building again to bring up the pop-up menu again. Click “Go Inside.” Here you can check each floor within the building, where applicable.  
  • Review the names and types of space we intend to display on the map. If you wish to give feedback relating to a specific room, click on that room to open a pop-up menu and click on “Suggest Change.”  
  • After clicking “Suggest Change” for either a building or room, the feedback box will open. Complete the relevant sections and then click “Submit.” 

Your feedback will be reviewed by Estates Services. You can see any actions that have been taken or respond to follow-up questions by logging into the map and selecting “Control Panel.” If Estates have a follow-on question, you will also get an email prompting you to sign into the map and respond. 
 

Feedback


Please use the feedback form within the map

FEEDBACK FORM