Riding to UP? UPCAT Maps can help
MANILA, Philippines - If you've been preparing for your entrance exam to the University of the Philippines, but don't know how to get to a particular building in the Diliman campus to take your exam, there's now a guide available for you online: UPCAT Maps.
Developed by a group of friends from UP Diliman, UPCAT Maps aims to provide users with step by step instructions to commute to specific portions of the UP Diliman campus.
The core developers of UPCAT Maps are Romer Kristi Aranas, Roy Vincent Canseco, Susan Anne Quirante, and Kristine Tolod. UPCAT Maps' development pool members are Stephen Doliente, Francis Cabarle, Reigna Jewel Ritz Macababbad, and Sandy Mae Gaspay.
According to the team, the site was made in part to respond to the recent buzz about transportation and how technology could be used to help. A "penchant for late night work and brain storming over cafe/dinner meet ups led to the UPCAT Maps site."
To use UPCAT Maps, hover your mouse over a given destination for your exams to pull up a dropdown menu of possible locations to come from.
Clicking on a given location pulls up a page with a map in the background and directions on the left side of the screen.
Scrolling down the page animates the background, showing you landmarks and points of interest you should note on your way to a given destination.
The team notes that with enough traction, they hope to make this an annual offering. "Moving forward," they added, "it might be useful to have that kind of guidance in commuting to our government offices, or maybe just to our favourite malls." - Rappler.com
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