As we bid farewell to the year behind us, it’s time to reflect on the milestones achieved and the transformative upgrades that have reshaped our platform. In 2023, we updated many features aimed at simplifying interactions, refining navigation, and championing accessibility across our solutions.

Let’s dive into our favorite updates and new features released this year!

7. Accessible Embed Code for Interactive Maps

Map Managers and visitors can now generate embed codes optimized for accessibility. Each iframe includes the map’s name, offering clear identification for assistive technologies.

Screenshot of the pop-up when you share an interactive map, an arrow points to an accessible embed code labeling the map.

6. Intuitive Marker Clusters for Maps

Enhance your mapping experience with Marker Clusters, now available across all map types. This feature efficiently displays overlapping locations for improved user-friendliness.

Screenshot of interactive map with various circles of colors ranging from green to red depicting location density.

5. Enhanced User Roles and Permissions System

Our updated roles and permissions in Localist Events now offer a modern, intuitive approach. Addressing feedback about the previous system’s limitations, we’ve transitioned to Role-Based Access Control (RBAC). This change ensures a clearer, more granular allocation of permissions, perfectly tailored to your users’ responsibilities. It enhances security and streamlines user management.

4. New Languages Supported on our 360º Tour

Our 360° Tours have expanded to include both Traditional and Simplified Chinese, catering to diverse linguistic communities. Schools can now offer immersive tours in the preferred character sets of their visitors, enhancing accessibility and inclusivity.

We support the following languages:

  • French
  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • Chinese (Traditional)
  • Korean
  • Dutch
  • Spanish
  • German
  • Japanese

3. Revamped Event Upload Form for Enhanced User Experience

Responding to your valuable feedback, we’re excited to unveil our redesigned event form! This new layout provides a sleek, user-friendly interface, simplifying the event creation process. We’ve prioritized user experience and have designed the form with clarity and simplicity in mind, so you can focus on what matters most – planning and promoting your events!

2. Wayfinding 2.0

Wayfinding 2.0 is designed to eliminate “navigation frustration” in complex environments, including campuses, venues, and stadia. It offers turn-by-turn guidance for the most direct and accessible routes, avoiding steep hills and obstacles. Additionally, its screen reader-friendly directions enhance accessibility, ensuring smooth navigation for everyone.

1. My Campus Experience

My Campus Experience, our most significant launch this year, redefines the campus visit. It begins with each student’s unique interests, building a personalized dashboard that showcases relevant aspects of campus life. Envision a digital welcome package for students, highlighting key buildings, amenities, and events tailored to their interests during their visit.

Learn how these new solutions can enhance your location by requesting a demo today!