RasterMapper (version: 2006.07.15)

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SUN logo [Award]: This applet is a generalized version of its parent (Reusable Interactive Map, a.k.a. rim), which was the runner-up cash prize winner of the 1998 PersonalJava Programming Contest administered by SUN Microsystems. Click here to read the interview at SUN's Java site

[Description]: This Java applet implements a pixel map locator (RasterMapper) with several features, e.g. draggable map, case-insensitive substring search, pull-down menu, hot spot flasher, dynamic coordinate and hot spot pointer, auto-resized images, color options, fully customizable hot spot info file, external links, etc. You can supply your own map, related images, and hot spot info files to configure this program. This is a convenient tool for realtors, virtual tours, security systems, etc.

[Parameters]: Edit the hot spot info file (RasterMapper.txt or your own filename) according to the format in the commented HTML example (RasterMapper.html). (Cut and paste the code in this commented HTML example, RasterMapper.html)

[Tips]: For testing purpose, 4 items (Dining Room, Living Room, Master Bedroom, and Kitchen) of a house floor plan are provided in the hot spot file (RasterMapper.txt). To look for a location, you can use the pull-down menu, enter a substring in the text field, or click on a hot spot in the map. One example is entering "kitch" in the text field and clicking the search button.

[Package Info]:
  • File Descriptions:
  • RasterMapper.html - this file
  • RasterMapper.jar - RasterMapper program classes
  • RasterMapper.txt - sample map info file for a house plan
  • RasterMapper*.gif RasterMapper*.jpg - sample map and image files
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