[kwlug-disc] Garden planning software

Paul Nijjar paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca
Tue Mar 17 16:21:32 EDT 2009

--- On Tue, 3/17/09, Adam Glauser <adamglauser at gmail.com> wrote:

> I figure it's about time I make some notes so I
> don't have to figure this out again every year.  What
> I'd like to do is make a scale diagram of my
> garden-flowerbeds and try to map this out.  I suppose I
> could use graph paper, but where's the fun in that?

One step up from graph paper could be Inkscape. I have not worked with
Dia so I am not sure how it compares, but Inkscape makes resizing
objects pretty easy. I have managed to make business cards that were
about the size I wanted without too much hassle. You only need to lay
out the garden area once. Then save that as a layer and use it for
subsequent SVG files that track what you plant in each place each

Another idea: you're a programmer. Why not just write it yourself and
become famous like Dries Buytaert?

A more serious idea: there is open source CAD software like QCad, but
I think that might be overkill. 

- Paul

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