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I'm currently developing an indoor map/room plan for an university project. I've already searched through stackexchange to figure it out but I couldn't find anything similar.

So what I currently do to create a indoor map/room plan is to use QGIS and draw points, lines and rectangles. It has a nice snapping feature and other stuff that makes the map creation slightly convenient. But I have problems when it comes to alignment, squareness etc. That's why I'm searching for a more convenient solution to draw maps, especially indoor maps.

What I'm not looking for is an app or business solution thats tracks my movement and creates a map with it. I really would like to draw the map on my own.

Thank you! =)

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for a plan (not a map in your case, absolute coordinates not needed), you'd rather use a CAD. have a look at libreCAD if you like open source. – radouxju Mar 5 '14 at 14:58
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Wrong Forum.

Use autocad.

There is a free student version available if you are a student....i am not saying that you dont need to be a student to get it you can be "home school" and still get your 3 year version.

So basically get the autocad 3 year student version.

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Thanks for your reply. Since I want to work with map tiles and zooming-capabilities I'm not sure if a CAD is the right choice. I've never worked with a CAD so I don't know if it is possible to create shape files. – Chronnie Mar 5 '14 at 15:17
Well you can load AutoCAD DXF files in QGIS then convert to shape if you want. But when drawing buildings in my professional opinion use AutoCAD or similar for architectural works and basic mapping, use a GIS for major mapping projects....use QGIS for combining both *works done in QGIS and AUtoCAD. – Ger Mar 5 '14 at 15:25
Ok, I'll give it a try. Thank you so much! =) – Chronnie Mar 5 '14 at 15:27

As well as AutoCAD there's also Google SketchUp which i've toyed with a little. Less fully featured but might be a nice easy intuitive way to get what you want done, for free.

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