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The population of students attending higher education institutions has consistently increased over the past few decades - and the numbers are expected to keep climbing.

In the world of geospatial data, this makes campus boundaries particularly relevant - because whether students live on campus or off, their lives revolve around primary campus locations.

Maponics College Campus Boundaries leverage this reality for diverse business applications.

Maponics College Campus Boundaries include the campus footprint for over 1,200 institutions across the United States and Canada. In addition to the boundary outlining the primary campus areas, College Campus Boundaries include the complete address, telephone number and student enrollment information for each school.

How Businesses Use College Campus Boundaries

Mobile Messaging

With College Campus Boundaries, companies offering mobile apps can provide location-based services (LBS) that are “campus-aware” - so 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. 

Location-Based Advertising

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.  

Social Media

Imagine offering enhanced location-aware services for social media apps that enable college students to:

  • automatically change their on/off campus status
  • share their general location while protecting their exact location
  • play games related to on- and off-campus check-ins

Real Estate

Student housing is an important segment within the residential real estate market. With definitive boundaries defining the main campus area, student housing can be represented on maps with clear and accurate indication of on-campus versus off-campus status.

Learn More

Want to learn more about Maponics College Campus Boundaries? Call us toll-free at +1.800.762.5158, email or complete the brief form on this page.

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If you are interested in receiving a Social Places Boundaries data sample, contact us.

Available formats include:

  • ESRI - Shapefile (.shp)
  • MapInfo - TAB (.tab)
  • Google Display - KML (.kml)
  • DB Loadable - WKT (.txt)
  • DB Loadable - MySQL (.sql)
  • DB Loadable - Post GIS (.sql)