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MEDIA CONTACT: Jessica Aptman

FAU’s Boca Raton Campus Features Panoramic Imagery in Google Maps

BOCA RATON, FL (September 6, 2012) — Florida Atlantic University’s College of Business recently partnered with the Google Maps team to collect street-level imagery of the entire FAU Boca Raton campus. That campus imagery is now available via the Street View feature in Google Maps.

Partnering with the Google Maps team to capture imagery of FAU’s campus enables millions of people to view it wherever they are in the world. With imagery of FAU available on Google Maps, current and prospective students, alumni and parents can now explore the campus grounds, trails and shortcuts, buildings and residence halls from their computers or mobile devices.

The imagery was collected by mounting the Street View camera system on a three-wheel pedicab called a Trike and riding through campus. The panoramic images can be found by searching for the university on Google Maps, and either zooming in to the lowest level, or dragging the orange "Pegman" icon on the left-hand side of the map onto an area of the campus outlined in blue.

Street View is a feature available in Google Maps, Google Earth and Google Maps for Mobile that allows users to virtually explore the world at street level. This latest release of Street View imagery on Google Maps includes college and university campuses across the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Spain, France, UK, Netherlands, Israel, Japan and Taiwan.

For more information, contact Jessica Aptman at 561-297-2980 or


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Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit

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