Again, going from memory and what little I know of GEO-Location stuff...Also, Google has a full suite of Geo-Location API's one can use.
You would have to go to each shelf and determine the GPS coordinates and then map those to the call# (obviously variations on this but trying to keep it simple). Not saying the below would be the best option as the API's mentioned above are available but just to demonstrate how you can tweak locations in google maps. If you search for Missouri River Regional Library you will see the "pin" at the following location. https://www.google.com/maps/place/38°34'28.5"N+92°10'07.0"W I have tweaked the location below so the pin moves to a different point within the library. As you probably know you can open a location on your maps on your phone and, in this case, choose the walking option and follow the map to the specified location...or more likely the use it would open the map in the library and you would dynamically see the "pin" at the shelf you need. Guessing most people wouldn't use the walking option, other than for the fun of it and to see if it works, unless you have a large confusing setup. https://www.google.com/maps/place/38°34'28.9"N+92°10'06.7"W What I am unsure of is if you can create your own map using the Google API's and use that for what they see. I would think so but not sure. Again, just a thought from something that was pretty creative at the time when this stuff wasn't as sophisticated and easy as it has become. If I find time I may take a closer look at the API's and see what can be done and report back. Does sound like fun. Jim -----Original Message----- From: Open-ils-general <open-ils-general-boun...@list.georgialibraries.org> On Behalf Of jeff haskell Sent: Monday, July 16, 2018 11:34 AM To: email@example.com Subject: Re: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Floor Plan - Map - Drawing Software Hi Jim, I LOVE that! How does one "program the GPS" to a library shelf? My apologies for my tardy reply - slammed at a new job. Thank you ever so much. J. Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2018 21:36:20 -0500 From: "Jim Taylor" <jtay...@jtdata.com> To: "'Evergreen Discussion Group'" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Floor Plan - Map - Drawing Software Message-ID: <email@example.com> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8" It has been a few years so recalling this from my dusty memory collection but a few years ago I saw a presentation by someone in the Horizon Library world who mapped all his shelves using GPS. So when you looked up an item it would dynamically show you where the item was located. Things are even more sophisticated now so you could even provide "Directions" now on peoples phones. Click a link and tell it to "Start" and it would take them to the right shelves. Probably one additional table in the database to map Location/Collection/Call# codes to GPS coordinates and maybe a bit of map creation and away you go. If you wanted to get really fancy you could even do a StreetView kind of thing for your library so they could "See" where they needed to go. Or even fancier, put in LED tiles for flooring and then you could light up tiles for them to follow. Sorry, I get carried away sometimes. Sounds like a fun project though. Jim