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University Research Co. (URC)

  • URC dynamic global map showing up-to-date project locations
  • URC Zoomed-In Map w. Rollover Details and Click-Thru
  • URC Homepage
  • URC dynamic global map showing up-to-date project locations
  • URC Zoomed-In Map w. Rollover Details and Click-Thru
  • URC Homepage

Location: Bethesda, MD

In partnership with Burka Studios (now Streetsense), Modern Signal designed and developed this extensive marketing and portfolio site for University Research Co., a global company that implements social and health projects internationally.

The website allows URC to showcase the breadth of projects, countries and expertise it offers. The site features a dynamic, zoomable, and clickable world map that is integrated with database content to automatically highlight countries where URC works, and provides details for those projects and the expertise utilized.

Through a back-end database, data is tagged and categorized so users can easily search, find, and cross-reference content. The admin tools also offer a workflow system so content can be prepared, reviewed, and approved before it appears live on the front-end website.


  • Information Architecture & Wireframes
  • Website Consulting & Strategy
  • Original Website Design
  • HTML Production
  • ColdFusion Programming
  • Content Management System
  • Dynamic Maps
  • Database Driven Tools and Tracking Systems
  • Site-wide Search
  • News & Press Releases Admin Tools
  • Social Media Integration
  • W3C Web Content Accessibility
  • Custom Workflow & Business Logic


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