Location Innovation Lab
The Location Innovation Lab (LIL) team develops smart-city software systems in the pursuit of fostering a more resilient organization.
Working at the nexus of safety and efficiency we co-create custom applications (apps) that are used daily by the University of Oregon. LIL apps support campus operations, emergency management, planning, business continuity, and much more. LIL’s innovations are shared through transfer of our technologies and sponsored research projects.
By the Numbers
Leftover Textover (LOTO) is a collaborative project aimed at tackling food insecurity.
LOTO notifies students about free, available food on campus using texts and campus mapping.
The foundation of the LIL system is our unique room-level mapping and location engine. By maintaining room geometry in an agile manner, the LIL location engine efficiently keeps pace with the continuous change of a large organization.
At the UO, LIL’s system services multiple campuses housing 30,000+ individual rooms across more than 375 buildings. LIL’s software stack addresses a wide range of issues important to organizational resilience including:
Incident and large event management
Thousands of daily calls for service
Field tools for facilities maintenance
Student food insecurity
Using the real-world experiences at UO, LIL’s location-based innovations strengthen resilience at UO and beyond.
Meet The Team
GIS Analyst Programmer
Innovation Program Coordinator