About our maps

This website is designed to help you find locations, and get around The University of Melbourne campuses.

You can find maps using Google, or the University Search. All buildings are indexed for searching. It's the easiest way of quickly finding a map.

You can also come to the maps site, and browse to a location. You'll see the pages follow a logical structure of Campus > Building > Location, that makes searching, browsing, and even guessing URLs, as easy as possible.

Use the Quick Search tool in the top left corner of most maps to find items within the map.

Just start typing into the search field to reveal locations, and select one to view it on the map.

Try searching for 110 b01, and it will return the Copeland Theatre (room B01) in the Spot (building 110).

The quick search tool changes scope depending on where you are within the site. On top level pages, like the home page, or the directions page, the search is across all campuses. Once you're in a campus section of the site, the search is only within that campus.

Deeper searching

If you need more information than is provided by the quick search tool, visit the search page. This page is a standard search, and you can see more detail about the results, change the scope, and see 10 results on the map at a time.

search page screenshot

You can browse the map. Click, zoom, and drag to find locations. Use the level bar on the left to switch to a different floor, and click on a location to reveal a pop-up that displays any known information about the location.

The title of the pop-up is a link to a single page view of the clicked location. If it's in the database, it will display detailed information, otherwise, it will use latitude and longitude only. You can use this page to share any particular location with others. Embedding also works.

Seeing where you are works just like Google, Apple, or any other maps. Clicking the target icon on the right side of the map shows (with permission), your location close as possible.

If you are connected to UniWireless, this should be faster, more accurate. If you're indoors, it can even switch the floor level of the map to the one you're currently on.

Once you've found what you're looking for you can get directions.

The map pop-up has options for getting directions from any page. You can use your own location, or another found location as the start or end point.

Once directions are displayed, you can reverse them, and you can choose to 'avoid obstacles' - avoiding stairs and other barriers.

For the initial release, the directions only display a blue line. Step by step, text descriptions are coming soon.

Advanced user tip: Right click the "End here" link, and copy the link location. You've got a link you can send to someone for directions to any location. Show someone how to get right to your office!

For those who are interested, the map you are looking at pulls data together from many different sources.

  • The base map data is from OpenStreetMap.org rendered by MapBox.
  • The buildings overlay comes from MazeMap, based on data drawn from the University's own building management system.
  • The MazeMap search data is a blend of (mostly) the University's data, with a little from OpenStreetMap.
  • Directions are provided by MazeMap based on data provided by the University within buildings, and OpenStreetMap outside buildings.
  • Some pages include photographs owned by the University, and some show embedded Google Street View.

So, it's complicated!

If you do find problems let us know by submitting feedback, or by raising a helpdesk ticket online, or by calling +40888.

If you'd like to know more, visit the the Digital Wayfinding Project page in Staff Hub.