Rock Walk App

Explore the ISU Centennial Rock Walk this Summer!

Students and a faculty member in an Idaho State University Civil Engineering Technology program teamed up with the ISU GIS Training and Research Center and ISU Facilities Services to create a mobile map of the ISU Centennial Rock Walk that is accessible on smart phones.

To access the rock walk on a smart phone or computer visit the following Idaho Museum of Natural History web link http://idahostateu.com/isurockwalk.

The ISU Centennial Rock Walk, created in 2001, is comprised of rocks from all 44 Idaho counties that are matched with buildings on the ISU campus in their approximate geographic orientation within Idaho. Each county donated a rock for the rock walk. These rocks are mounted on standardized circular bases, which are placed at buildings across campus. Each rock has a plaque, with information about the rock and its place in Idaho history.

Now people strolling through campus can find out the information for each rock and their proximity to each rock by entering the Internet link above.  When a user hits the icon for the rock they are interested in the website brings up the name of monument, who it was collected by, more information on the rock and photos of it. If the user’s smart phone GPS function is activated the program will also show the user’s location in relation to where the monuments are located on campus.

ROCK ON !

For full story see:  ISU Headlines, posted May 21, 2014.

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