Map places, people, and relationships inside a building with open source software

Meld buildings' directories and maps of their interiors to create ad-hoc maps of people, meeting spaces, and other assets

From the developerWorks archives

Nathan Harrington

Date archived: January 4, 2017 | First published: August 14, 2007

Google and MapQuest do a great job of creating maps of the outside world on the fly. But what about our workspaces? This article shows how to define and map places and people inside a building. Search, track, and plot individual cubicles, rooms, employees, or assets. Graph the location of individuals or groups of employees based on job function, or track unused office space visually.

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