Welcome to Smoot

Welcome to Smoot and thanks for giving it a shot. Briefly, Smoot is a Web-based tool for creating diagrams of icons and links between them. Features include Google Maps and Google Earth integration, configurable tool palettes, and automated palette generation from a Google Local query.

Smoot is a project of the Children's Hospital Informatics Program.


An online demonstration installation of Smoot is available. It does not have any of the GIS features, because they require outbound connections, which are not allowed by Sourceforge hosting.

Technical Overview

Smoot is a combination of JavaScript and PHP code, with XHTML, CSS and MySQL 5.0 and relies on the following libraries:

These libraries have changes I have made that are not yet (as of April 18, 2006) part of their official releases: It introduces a PHP library to provide programmatic access to Google Local, It's part of the Smoot project, but it's available separately because it may be useful in other projects.

Smoot was developed for Mozilla Firefox and tested in Internet Explorer and Safari.