About the Map

The interactive campus map was created with a variety of tools and datasets. Almost everything was built upon open-source tools and code. Without these amazing resources this project would not have been possible. It was built by the UM Web Technology Services group. The same data and applications were used to create many of the printable maps.


  • The map layers were created with the fantastic Tilemill map design studio created by Mapbox.
  • The map tiles are being served up by the python-based Tilestache application created by Michal Migurski and others. 
  • GIS data manipulation was done with the open-source Quantum GIS
  • All of the data for the application and the map tiles are stored in a PostgreSQL database with PostGIS


Map Styles