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How to improve the user experience of an illustrated map?

Are there any recommended suggestions to improve the interaction cost for an illustrated map? More precisely, any time a user clicks on a "point of interest" and then goes back to the map, all items ...
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Verbose Help Section

I am working on a government mapping application. My boss requests (requires) a help/directions documentation on the map and I came up with the following landing page: I find this verbose, ...
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alert users that clicking on the button takes the scroll?

i have a big problem for mobile users: i have a google maps that has a width 100% (or less some pixel), if i touch the screen on the map the scroll is inside the map and not scroll of window... So ...
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Moderating Mapping Data submitted by the General Public

We want to get the general public to submit data about items they find in the real world onto an app map. For example - let's say we're asking birdspotters to log sightings of birds onto the sighting ...
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Good example of submitting location [closed]

I'm looking for some smooth UX experiences which encompass submitting of locations. Ideally something using address/zip to initially place pin, but then allowing adjustments to placement. Thanks in ...
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Testing Filtering Functionality inside a map based native mobile App

We have a map based native applications for Android and iOS, with the goal to help the user finding certain spots/locations that we have put on our map (sadly I can't go to close into detail of what ...
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Google material design guideline for openlayers3 map controls

Knowing that the guidelines say that you must not overuse the fab component, but I am struggling to create an alternative for these controls. Do you guys have any suggestions how this can be done ...
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best way to denote the infobox of a map marker as clickable

I have a set of markers on a map. when the user click on the marker, an infobox will open up. when the user clicks this infobox, my app will open the streetview for that marker. However, it is not ...
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Should clicking outside an important modal close it?

I'm developing a web application where most of the interaction is done using popups over a map. The popups are part of a report, and will change when user completes several steps, so the popups ...
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UX Best Practices for web based map

I am looking for best UX practices for controlling a map in a web environment. The use cases I'm looking for are: Creating/editing shapes and polygons Switching maps Playing with object layers ...
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Searching in maps [closed]

My site has a map (real map, like google maps) page. Logged in users have a list of their favorite locations, as well. How can I make this map easily searchable? People are going to want to search ...
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Designing legends to handle overlapping/sequential values

I'm moving this question from gis.stackexchange to UX, as UXD's, I think, are better equipped to answer this question. I have always struggled to come up with a great solution to handle quantitative ...
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See best distance and worst distance at a glance

I need to show the shortest distance among other distances on a map for a given point. I was thinking of a shading of colors from green to red but there are too much lines displayed (it will ...
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Google Map filters on mobile

So I have this map, I want user to be able to search the map and as they swipe looing through the map, pins with bubbles with load with text in them. Of course, at one point there will be too many. I ...
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Map markers - centre them or put them “pinned” to the exact location?

In the traditional "pin" approach to maps, the pin essentially "points" to the actual latitude/longitude. Alternatively, you could have a symmetric (e.g. circular) icon that is essentially centred on ...
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Google maps on Android in the sunlight

I am developing an application in Android with a map based UI. The main use of the app is on the water, in direct sunlight. Are there good guidelines/examples for developing such UI. Are there ...
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How to get the user to set his location on a mobile app?

Our mobile app helps in getting content based on the Neighborhood that the user has selected. Also, we know that users would like to receive content from more than one Neighborhood. What would be the ...
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Displaying geographic datasets on a map

I'm working on a mapping application. For a feature, we'd like users to have the ability to cross reference a few of our datasets. Initially, I was just displaying the overlapping area from the ...
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Material Design guideline for Google Map's side pane?

Here is what happens when you click on an icon in an "old-style" Google map: You get an InfoWindow, and clicking "more info" opens a new tab with a google search of the icon's subject. Here is ...
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What are the types of user interface models used in mobile apps [closed]

I'm working on revamping the UI for our mobile app and preparing a presentation explaining the various kinds of UI models out there. As I'm a self taught designer so I'm not familiar with all the ...
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User Journey Map

I am designing a mobile app. For that I interviewed many users and I created 4 Personas. Each Persona reflects unique characteristics, motivations and goals. Now I am onto creating User Journey Map. ...
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Maps with Multiple Heat Maps and Other Data

We're about to embark on a small project that requires us to plot various data on a map. Some examples that we need to put on the map: Population Income House Prices Crime Etc Examples 1-3 could ...
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Various UI patterns for connecting panoramic images in a virtual tour

Here is the problem: There is a number of panoramic images available, made mostly in the indoor environment. Our user is assembling them all into a virtual tour, where a different kind of user will ...
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What's the best proportions for coloring a clustered map?

I've got a map showing 26k+ positions. Here is what is shown with a cluster solution : I'm looking to display differents color/size for different proportions. Above is the minimum zoom when you ...
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Interactive illustrated map experiencing UX issues

An illustrated interactive map has been designed for a real estate brokerage company trying to emphasize the focus on a particular subset of a neighborhood. The users are having difficulty figuring ...
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Displaying data on a map

I have been asked to review a map based application. The map displays planning applications for a location and the user can filter results. Results are paginated to 10 per page. The developer said ...
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How to handle tooltips on moving control/object?

My company is building an on-line map which displays moving objects (vehicles) and static objects (bus stops). When the user hovers over an item, a tooltip with additional info about all the objects ...
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Multi position switch (while avoiding dropdowns and skeuomorphism)

I have a very visual, map-like interface where most of the interaction takes place in navigation cards as opposite to direct manipulation. I need to add a "dimension selector" to each node that ...
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Show a district map below an address

My web application references places (bars, restaurants..). The main page of the app is a map with pushpins, when you click on a pushpin, a popup opens up, then you can click on "more details" to ...
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Drill-down map with touch devices - how to substitute for hover

I'm building a map where mouse users can view details by hovering a region, and drill down to that region by clicking on it. e.g. hover Texas and see a map popup with data on population, size, ...
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Best practices for a map on a contact page

A lot of contact pages have a Google map on it with the map centered and a marker on the company HQ. I would consider this a good thing but I have several doubts regarding UX. What is considered a ...
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Using Navigation Drawer for displaying a list of events

So I'm working on a mobile app that deals with events and I'm looking into ways to display available events in an area. Right now it's just a map with icons representing different types of events, and ...
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Star vs Heart icon to represent save as a favourite

I am working on a mobile app that involves the user saving a favourite location. I wanted to use an icon to represent that feature, but I'm not sure which one is better – a star or a heart icon. Some ...
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User Experience: map on mobile -

I am creating the application that will manage (CRUD) different routes on a map (inside of cities). So my users will have the possibility to create a route between two points that they specify on the ...
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Combining a list, map, and details on mobile

So I'm making an event app for mobile devices. Currently there's a map with icons, with different icons representing different kind of events, and then details pop up at the bottom of the screen when ...
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How to manage scrolling issues of a full-width embedded google map in a webpage?

We would like to have an embedded map in a webpage. This map will have 100% width of the browser window meaning that there will not be any real estate left for the user to have the mouse out of the ...
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Representing travel time on a map when more than one destination

I'm looking for a solution for how to represent two different values on a single marker on the map. Background: I am building a real estate site where a key feature is showing results based on travel ...
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Relative or absolute colors on a map

I am designing something that will use a colored map - with red (worst), yellow (middle) and green (best) for separate regions that would be better or worse for an individual to visit. These depend ...
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How to cluster map markers with different statuses

We're designing an application that displays a large number of markers on a map. We need to do some clustering on these markers, but the problem is that each marker has four possible options for ...
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Usability of map clusters?

Have there been any studies around the usability of map clusters? I am talking about the practice of grouping together map markers into one object on a map when there is a high density of individual ...
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Best practice for selecting multiple items in map view

I'm working on an app (touch input) in which it should be possible to select one or more items. Think about google maps: you search for 'restaurant' and a couple of restaurants are shown on the map, ...
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Store Locator using Google Maps - Initial Zoom Level

I've noticed that store location pages of various Australian retailers and services don't initially position and zoom directly into the users current location even when the GPS coordinates are known ...
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How can I represent multiple pins at the same location on a map?

I'm building a very small app that allows my users to post content to a map. The home screen of the app contains a map with all of the posts (as seen below). PROBLEMS 01 - if a user posts a post ...
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Do people value more a city map or autocomplete input?

I'm building a classifieds website for my client and I'm confused as to what's the best way to show cities to the users of the website. Do people find a city map with selectable areas more valuable, ...
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How does the d.school's framework for Design Thinking map onto IDEO's?

Here's how I'm thinking about these DT models. The Stanford d.school describes the Design Thinking method in (5) steps: Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype, and Test. IDEO describes it in (3) modes ...
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Embedded Google Maps or static stylized map

Embedding Google Maps on your website doesn't always have the right effect on the design. With some effort you can stylize Google Maps, but I have bad experiences with that. To me, the only real ...
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Are there any advantages of a 3D model over a 2D floorplan for security camera overview?

I'm working on an application where currently a user can upload an image of a floorplan and place camera-icons on the image which can be linked to a Security camera or Webcam. Clicking on the icon ...
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How to make a map obviously clickable?

Location based Q&A I am developing a location-based Q&A app. The main screen of the app features a map with a search box above it. When the user chooses a location, the "ask" button at the ...
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Display related location points on a map

I'd like to display an array of various location points, that share the same group. I've been tasked with designing a visual UI that houses a Bing Maps screen and displays several (location based - ...
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How to present a multi-level building, allowing the user to select the desired floor and room?

I am building a website which allows visitors to peruse an interactive map of a group of buildings. Each building is divided into floors and rooms. I have been given a 3D map of the entire group of ...