Let's suppose I have some application where users around the world can submit pictures corresponding to a geographic location and date and time.
I want people to be able to browse these pictures, filtering by location and date.
Here's a mockup of historical pictures (between 60 B.C. to 1050 A.D.) from the a mediterranean region being selected.
There are several things that this design does not address. For example,
- There is no fine control over the date and time. Filtering between 5:00 PM June 30, 1993 and 7:45 AM July 2, 1993 would be very difficult using a slider.
- You do not have a good idea of what sorts of images there are at a glance, since you have to click on a marker in order to see an image.
- It is possible for hundreds of images to correspond to the same location, which breaks the 1-marker-1-photo correspondence.
What is a good design for browsing images by location and time?