Map Places, People, and Relationships Inside a Building with Open Source Software
Aug 17, 2007, 05:15 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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