Lost on campus? There’s an app for that

Addressing students’ desire for a sense of belonging, Student Services Australia has created an app that not only tells you where to find a lecture room, but how long it will take to walk there from the bus stop and where to pick up the best-rated coffee along the way, the Sydney Morning Herald reports. Student Services employs 177 campus editors to ensure the app stays up to date with building changes, as well as with local wisdom and campus know-how. For example, it might tell you where you can find a microwave, warn you about the toilets, or tell you not to feel like an idiot if you can’t find your locker on level 3 (there is no system and everyone takes forever to find their locker, it says). So far, the team has mapped more than 42,156 locations and uploaded 55,000 photos, but this labor-intensive project has paid off – Lost on Campus has been adopted by 57 Australian campuses and been downloaded more than 118,000 times.

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