The Google Geo-Location API now has a fee associated with it. Free to a point but never know when they will change that. Depends on how much such a thing would be worth to you. You can provide your own tiles with the API so very flexible in that regard. Assuming you could layout your entire library with as much detail as you want with the standard google map magnification and navigation options.
Here is a possibly useful option using My Maps. Their My Maps has very crude drawing tools but other options are available for importing data/images/video/etc. and enhancing the map. You could create something like this but far better looking and associate the appropriate map with items in the catalog. That would give you a somewhat dynamic way to provide directions from the item detail, or wherever. Obviously you could do a similar thing with your own maps but might find some things easier or with more options using My Maps. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1BW_ZS935kbd0pqukfQNAdCBA8h6wsCe0&usp=sharing 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