Matu Collins wrote:
One example is the loop, meaning a way for children to run around the house without crashing into each other or having grownups tell them to stop. When I had my first baby the home was designed with a central hallway that each room opened off of. No loop.
Matu Collins wrote:Can anyone steer me toward a program to create a zone map like the ones above? There must be a simple way to make the overhead photo one layer and overlay with other layers showing zones and sectors.
Cj Verde wrote:Google maps or GoogleEarth are great for the satellite image. Then, use the program you're most familiar with to do your layers - even if that's manually with onion skin paper and colored pencils.
I'm on a mac and used Pages and preview.
Here is a good design tools thread from a forum someone created for the design project of Geoff Lawton's online PDC. That's where I met Jenn (& convinced her to check out permies, I think).
Matu Collins wrote:I was hoping to do this work on my computer. Flat surfaces are at a premium in a house with so many people. Plus, I'm excited to use this computer, I put off getting a new one for years.
I have looked at the google maps image but I don't know how to get a copy of it to work with.
Matu Collins wrote:I have looked at the google maps image but I don't know how to get a copy of it to work with.