topr8 - 9:58 am on Nov 27, 2012 (gmt 0)
This is a totally new project for me and i'm looking for a couple of pointers as much as anything else.... this could infact be a graphics question rather than a php question, but i suspect a combination of both.
first off i cannot use google/bing or any other maps because this location is a private enclosed area that isn't mapped by those applications.
I already have a map of the location, imagine a large irregularly shaped office building that has lots of offices.
I have the general layout and i have the location of every single office and what happens in each office.
The site visitor will basically select the offices they need to visit - most likely using some kind of normal site search/browse function ... that's straightforward.
Once they have selected the places they want to visit, i'd like to generate a map of the office complex with the offices they need to visit highlighted. (which they would then print off)
... i've no idea of how to even start on this.
i already have a database of all the offices and i could add extra fields as required which would enable the office to be located on the map, eg x-y co-ordinates or whatever.
i guess i'm asking, how do i then generate the map which highlights those points.
... thinking aloud, maybe the solution would be to use absolutely positioned css divs, which i would create dynamically, and position on top of the map that i have. ... and this could be in the css forum instead!