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A Comparative study of the various mapping frameworks for Campus Based Navigational Systems

Mr. Girendra Persaud, Mr. Mark Alli, Mr. Lenandlar Singh
Studies have shown that most students entering the unstructured college environment for the first time find it difficult to physically orient themselves with the vast level of detail of the foreign infrastructure around them. This project aims to compare the three most common mapping frameworks available today and then implement them in the context of the University of Guyana, through the creation of the three best suited models: a 2D Based Static Map; a 2D Web -Based interactive application; and a 3D Modeled Environment. The models implemented focuses on three main aspects, i.e. Awareness of Facilities, Time to gain Orientation, and Accuracy of Results which is predicted by this study to increase student Navigation Efficiency and result in the subsequent Decline of Navigational mishaps. The created models provide features to aid commuters with their daily Navigation-Based needs on Campus, enabling students to make a smoother transition into a demanding college life. The Models have each been used to the Strength of its delivery platform and as such, in combination with each other, should work in unison in any predictable use case and simplify the hectic problem students face every day of Navigation. This system of Strengths by delivery platform has been visualized by the creation of a modular Three Tier Campus Navigation Model.
2 Dimensional Mapping, 3 Dimensional Mapping