Location Innovation Lab apps support campus operations, emergency management, planning, business continuity, and much more.


ORION is the situational awareness application (app) of the University of Oregon’s Incident Management Team. It provides a real-time location-aware internal communications platform for managing large campus events. ORION has supported Olympic Trials, home football games, concerts, and fast-moving incidents, such as hazardous materials spills, winter storms, or wildfire smoke. It provides a critical common operating picture for rapidly evolving incidents.    

Learn more about ORION.

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Leftover Textover

To address food insecurity, the Ducks Leftover Textover program sends texts to current UO students when there is leftover, free food available on campus from a catered event.  Students sign up to participate through a secure portal. Notifications include a room-level location link on the UO campus map and a timeframe for picking up food. 

Learn more about the Leftover Textover system.


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ANVIL is a native iOS/iPad application developed for UO employees performing mobile work throughout UO buildings  and grounds. This app contains custom modules that are specific to the individual’s work group.  Module examples include:  

  • Receiving and completing facilities maintenance work orders 

  • Conducting asset inventories 

  • Performing routine building/room inspections  

  • Performing individual asset inspections 

  • Scanning important documents and service charge billing

Learn more about Anvil.

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Call Log

The UO’s Call Log application is the map-centric room-level intake and management system for facilities maintenance, safety, security, and infrastructure service calls. 

It provides campus users with the ability to request services by virtually dropping a pin on the campus map in any of our 30,000 rooms. Each request is routed to the appropriate back-end processing system and then to our ANVIL mobile app that technicians use in the field when completing their work. 

The app is used by multiple units including Housing, Campus Planning and Facilities Management, Environmental Health and Safety, and Safety and Risk Services.

By placing incoming facilities, safety, and security service requests on the campus map, the Call Log provides situational awareness of issues across campus.

Learn more about Call Log.

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Canary continuously polls user-selected air quality monitoring stations in the region of interest, via the EPA’s AirNow system.

When Air Quality Index (AQI) exceeds the specified threshold, a text message alerts users with the AQI and the last time the reading was taken. Users can use the information to review their AQI dashboards and decide what actions are required.  Through the app recipients can use the secondary notification system to send alerts and instructions to the supervisors of outdoor workers and other stakeholders.

By continuously monitoring national AQI data feeds Canary saves organizations staff time and resources. This is especially important during times of excessive air quality conditions which are primarily driven by wildfires.

Learn more about the Canary.


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UO Spaces

UO Spaces is the official space management system of the University of Oregon. Created by the Location Innovation Lab (LIL) in 2014 to leverage our homegrown indoor mapping technologies, UO Spaces tackles the real day-to-day space management challenges of a large organization with over 30,000 rooms. 

A clever map interface presents real-time room-level data to users across the organization. Users can easily see data such as:  

  • Allocation (who’s it assigned to or loaned to) 

  • Space type and use 

  • Individual occupants 

  • Associated researchers or facility managers 

  • Corresponding area calculations 

Learn more about UO Spaces.

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