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College Campus Boundaries™ is a geographic data set that includes the campus footprint for 1,000 institutions across the Unites States and Canada. In addition to the boundary outlining primary campus areas, the data set includes the complete address, telephone number and student enrollment information for each school.
While online and campus maps may show the shaded areas of campuses, College Campus Boundaries is the first GIS data set of its kind and can be used to support a set of unique use cases, as described below.
Dataset Use Cases
With College Campus Boundaries, companies offering mobile apps can provide location-based services (LBS) that are “campus-aware”—meaning that they “know” when users are on or off campus. In this scenario, mobile apps on users’ GPS-enabled devices use campus boundaries as geofences to determine if they are within a campus boundary and even when they cross one.
Student populations represent important markets for companies looking to reach young trend-setters. Campus boundaries can be used in conjunction with location-based advertising campaigns to target users within key campus areas.
Student housing is an important segment within the residential real estate market. With definitive boundaries defining the extent of main campus areas, student housing can be presented on maps with clear and accurate indication of ‘on’ versus ‘off’ campus status.
College Campus Boundaries is available as a stand-alone product but can also be used alongside other Maponics products that define where people live, work and play. Taken together, Maponics product line offers a geographic data stack that includes vast coverage of social and administrative spaces that offer unique map views, provide location context, improve search results and ultimately, enhance the web and mobile user experience.