Creating a Location page
How to create a page that provides information about a location on or off-campus.
When to create a Location page
Create a Location page to:
- provide information about a location on campus
- provide information for an off-campus location where a University event or activity is being held
Don't create a Location page:
- when you want to give details of a team’s location - that should appear on a Team profile page
Before you create a new piece of content, search the website to see if it already exists and talk to other people who could be responsible for it. We do not want to duplicate content on the website as this can be confusing for users.
Choosing the right Location subtype
Once you have chosen to create a Location page, you will need to select one of the following subtypes:
- Area - an outdoor space of region of campus
- Building - a specific building, like 4 West or The Edge
- Venue - a particular space used for events, such as bars and eateries
- Campus - the entire campus
Writing Location page content
Things to remember when writing your Location page content
- write concisely and in plain English
- make sure the name of location is consistent with how it is used throughout the website and on campus maps (Sports Training Village, not STV, 4 West Cafe, not Cafe Tiki)
- break content up into sections that are easy to read, using headings to structure the content and help users to navigate
- consider breaking long sentences and paragraphs with a lot of information into bulleted lists
- include the relevant DisabledGo link for your location in the 'Accessibility' field
- use abbreviation for building names (WH, 4W)
- add additional information that isn’t directly related to the location, like marketing links
Resources to help you write your Location page
The University's style guide will help you make sure you're using the same terminology, style and tone as the rest of the website. This is important so that website users can understand us easily through the consistency of our content.
Our formatting guide will help you create appropriate headers, links, lists and other formatting for your page. This is important because it makes the information we provide clearer to website users.
Embedding a map
Every Location page must have an embedded map. We use OpenStreetMap to embed maps in the Content Publisher.
Getting an embed code for a map
If your location is on campus, go to the University of Bath on OpenStreetMap.
If your location is off campus, go to OpenStreetMap and search for your location.
- Move the map so your location is in the centre. Zoom in enough that your location is clearly marked, but enough of the surrounding area is visible for users to see where it is.
- Click the 'Share' icon from the menu on the right – it looks like a box with an arrow coming out of it.
- A sidebar will open with three options: 'Link', 'Short Link' or 'HTML'. Click 'HTML'.
- Tick 'Include marker'. A blue marker will appear on the map. Drag the marker so it sits on the Location.
- Select the HTML code from the right sidebar and copy it.
- Paste the embed code into the 'Map' section in the Content Publisher.
Adding responsible organisations and groups
After you have added all your content - including any images, media and contact details - you will able to select an owner or associated group for your page. This allocates permissions for who in the organisation is able to maintain the content.
A guide for adding responsible organisations and groups is available to help you do this.