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Is there a generic (non-real-world) mapping framework/API ?

Mike Curwen
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Joined: Feb 20, 2001
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Hi all,

Is there such a thing as a mapping framework/API that would allow one to create their own maps?

For example, let's say I have a large building, with a few hundred cubicles. And I want to create a (web) browseable map. So it should look and feel and act just like google maps, but the thing being mapped is my building, and instead of addresses, it's people's desk. I should search for "mike curwen', and the little maps zooms to my cubicle.
Pat Farrell

Joined: Aug 11, 2007
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There was a presentation at last month's Google IO 2011 on exactly this, how you can add the interior of a building into Google Maps. You can just zoom in and keep going. Very cool. And pretty easy.

It is, of course, real world.
Mike Curwen
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Joined: Feb 20, 2001
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That sounds quite interesting.

But because we're a financial services company, and we have collectors and sometimes have to repo assets that people feel are theirs (but is actually ours).... we wouldn't want it to be a publicly-browseable map.

I'm just looking for something hostable on our intranet for employee use.

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