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World’s first Student Street View

Published on
September 19, 2012

A thousand Wageningen University freshmen captured Wageningen campus on a smart phone to create the world’s first Student Street View as a Facebook application.

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The application allows prospective and enrolled students to explore the Wageningen University campus in an interactive way. Photographs can be shared with friends and family through social media.

The enthusiastic freshmen and their smart phones lined up in three education buildings, covering 11 floors and stretching across 5 miles of campus. They all took two pictures each upon the given signal; one from the front and one from the back. Hundreds of photographs were taken within 15 minutes and collected to create this unique Facebook application.

The Facebook Application virtual tour

The virtual tour begins upon disembarking the bus. Visitors click across campus and travel through the education buildings: Forum, Leeuwenborch and sports centre the Bongerd. There they explore the lecture halls, Project Based Learning (PBL) spaces, computer labs and other practical laboratories. The virtual tour takes visitors past cafeterias and coffee areas filled with students and teachers, and meets up with sports associations presenting their sports.

Wageningen University continuously is innovating new ways to communicate with students interactively. The marketing department in coordination with interactive agency, Tribewise, set up the Student Street View campaign

Check out Wageningen University’s campus at studentstreetview.com.

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You can find the pressrelease and the making-off video on PressDoc  PressDoc

Student Street View is developped as a Facebook application:

  1. Go to studentstreetview.com
  2. Log in with your Facebook account
  3. Like the fan page of Wageningen University
  4. Watch the video and click "Start Student Street View" to go to the Student Street View Application