Maps and Wayfinding Tools

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Last reviewed: September 12, 2023

University-Wide Shared Content

University Communications curates general information about our university and the Buffalo-Niagara Region, including commonly requested resources such as the visitor's guide directions and detailed campus maps. Authors are encouraged to use this content on their own sites.

Subject Location in Shared Content
description of North Campus /content/shared/university/page-content/aboutub/campuses/north_campus live example description of North Campus
description of South Campus /content/shared/university/page-content/aboutub/campuses/south_campus live example description of South Campus
description of Downtown Campus /content/shared/university/page-content/aboutub/campuses/downtown_campus live example description of Downtown Campus
description of all our schools and colleges /content/shared/university/page-content/schools-and-colleges live example description of all our schools and colleges
description of each school and college
look in /content/shared/university/page-content/schools-and-colleges/ (each block on the above example)
description of the Buffalo-Niagara Region with additional pages on topics such as 'affordable living' /content/shared/university/page-content/the-buffalo-niagara-region   live example description of the Buffalo-Niagara Region
visitor's guide with campus maps /content/shared/university/page-content/visitor-s-guide live example visitor's guide
UB facts & figures:
general, demographic,  financial, or all three
(This page is all three, or use one of the child pages.)
live example UB facts & figures

Embeddable Third-Party Maps

Interactive Campus Map

UB's own interactive map includes layers of information about each campus' academic and administrative buildings and services, such as dining areas, residences, and transportation.

Linking Directly to the Interactive Map

It is not difficult to build a link directly into the interactive campus map so that a specific campus, layer, or building is featured.

The pattern for the URL should be the complete URL, then a hash (#), then the campus, and then optionally a layer. (The campus is required for a layer to show.)  The campus and layer designations are case sensitive.

For example (North Campus and the dining layer): 

Below are all the campus and layer designations:

Campus - URL parameter

  • North Campus – north
  • South Campus – south
  • Downtown – dt

Layer – URL parameter

  • Academic Buildings - Academic
  • Admin Services - service
  • Arts and Athletics - Athletic
  • Dining Locations - dining
  • Health - Health
  • Student Housing – Residence
  • Bus and Shuttle details (all routes) - bus


The best way to link directly to a building is to open the information window for the building and copy the Share Link.

For example (Crofts Hall):  

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