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Map Places, People, and Relationships Inside a Building with Open Source Software

Aug 17, 2007, 05:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nathan Harrington)

[ Thanks to LinucksGirl for this link. ]

"The big names in geolocation have tools for mapping large-scale structures with near global coverage. Google, Yahoo! and Microsoft all have mapping tools that brilliantly execute the delivery of cartographic data for land, borders, highways, and buildings. Moving inside the buildings to precisely locate rooms, people, and other trackable data is the focus of this article. Using The Gimp image-mapper plug-in, we'll define coordinates around trackable areas. Using simple text matching and ImageMagick annotation tools, we'll create maps of the interiors of buildings, showing useful information about content and relationships within a building..."

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