Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The Dunder Mifflin Office

Over the years there really haven't been enough interactive maps of television studios sets. The nearest thing we've come to this in the past has been the Interactive Simpsons Story Map, which introduces the cartoon's main characters and shows where they live on an interactive map of Springfield.

However the wait for a proper interactive studio set map is now over, thanks to Michael Scott's Dunder Mifflin Office Map. This interactive map of the Scranton, Pennsylvania branch of Dunder Mifflin provides an interactive floor map of the desks, offices, toilets staff room and other amenities which can be found in one of the world's most famous work places. What's more the map is also fully searchable. If you want to know where your favorite character sits in the Scranton office then you can enter the character's name and the map will automatically zoom in to show you their desk on the office floor plan.

As fun as the Dunder Mifflin Office Map is the map actually has a serious purpose. The map is a demonstration of the Office Floor Plan Navigator. This GIS application is designed to help create interactive floor plan maps. The application "takes indoor building floor plans and turns them into an interactive mapping platform allowing you to assign a location to anything from your favorite pen to a meeting room".

If you want to see another demonstration of the Office Floor Plan Navigator in action then check out this interactive map of the set from the television drama Suits.

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