A visual representation of a spatial area or non-spatial concept.

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Should map markers be called pins or markers?

For reasons I won't explain, I have to change the word 'issues' to something different in our UI. 'Issues' corresponds to the number of map markers on a user's map. Should 'issues' be changed to ...
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Best practice for navigating a detailed image like a map on mobile

We have done a piece of offline activity that is basically a large folded, printed map with some featured elements and content around it relating to the map. I am working on putting this map online. ...
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What is the best way to present map tools on a map in a mobile application?

I am in the process of designing a mobile application for both Android and iOs that displays certain elements on a map. On the map itself I show your current position relevant to other people. ...
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What is the best action a user expects when adding a marker on Google map

I am working on Google maps on web pages. I would like to allow my customers to add their own location, so they can add markers on the map. My question is, what is the best action the user expects to ...
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IOS user experience for allowing user to change map type

I am learning Google Map SDK and I would like to allow the customer to change the map's type. I thought that making a drop down list is helpful, but I see that Apple doesn't make a drop down list but ...
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Why are Google Maps not using direct manipulation? Should I?

I am building a map-like interface and there will be several actions user will be able to perform on objects. For clarity lets assume I want to click on point A and select an action to navigate to ...
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A user's input doesn't match what he think it is

I'm new to UX design, got a question bothering me for some days Hope you guys can give some tips Prolem: my app is kinda a calendar app with a map, and I pull data from a user's native calendar, an ...
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How to handle map borders in 2D-map with drag and zoom out?

Case description: The user sees a 2D-map that has limited size. He can drag this map. He can also zoom in/zoom out, like in Google Maps (the mouse pointer remains on the same coordinate, both in ...
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Does finding something through a map also require a manual search?

I am about to create an android application. The application deals with objects that have location attributes and can be displayed on a map. I am thinking of having the map be displayed first with ...
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Best way to display photos associated with places on a map?

I have a zoomable, draggable map (leaflet) showing pin points of addresses across a city. For each of those addresses, I have a photo of the building at that address. The photos are big, high-rez ...
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Touchable address to launch maps app. What is recommended?

Has anyone done testing over what best to display with an address that indicates when it is touched can launch a maps app (this is for a mobile app)? Do you use a Google style pin? Apple style Pin? ...
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Creating an avatar that shows the accuracy/recency of the data to show map position where there are multiple user avatars

So the problem is a follows, I would like to show user's location overlaid on a map, but the geo data for each user is only pulled from the server every 5 minutes or so, thus there is a decrease in ...
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How to indicate that the pin on a map can be hidden?

In our mapping application the user is able to look up an adress which is then indicated by a pin on the map. In cases where this pin would cover some underlying icons (can be clickable) I would like ...
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What should the default view of a map be when you don't know a user's location?

I'm working on a project for a company with thousands of global locations. For the 'store locator' the client has asked what is the default view of the map when it's impossible to get GEO IP. I'm kind ...
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Custom style google map

I am designing an interface where users are using facets to narrow down entertainment venues (from a very broad range - more than 1000 experiences). Part of the UI includes showing a google maps ...
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Text search and tags living in one single line

I have to redesign a map component, like the cards from Google Maps. In this case we have to select a sign from a repository ir order to set up to a Highway Gantry. As we have more than 120 different ...
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Active layers: automatic layer group on map layer component

I'm designing a three level map layer component and I found is a good idea to have an automated smart group that contains all the opened layers. This smart group allows to (see and) quickly close any ...
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Best Practices: Web Cartography Design

I am looking for ANY studies completed on mapping solutions for the web or interactive devices. Specifically related to: Optimum View Window Size Control Paradigms (Zoom/Markers) Visual Design of ...
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Should android app with maps have zoom in/out buttons

I am working on an android app that uses google maps. The app uses google maps to help users select a location. Should i add buttons for zoom in and zoom out on the map? I find that the default ...
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How usable is it to present user with map rather than a list of places, on mobile phones?

I'm interested in seeing a tested study, or at least something more valid than personal opinions, if smartphone users find it usable or not usable to be taken onto map view rather than to a list of ...
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Pattern for geolocation

I need to design geolocation in an app. This app allows to search in two ways: textual search, by inserting the address; or geolocation search, knowing the user's position and showing it in a map. I ...
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Responsive Webdesign: Best Practices for Maps Integration?

What is your advice on how to best present the user a list of search results which are location based in a responsive web design manner on a Google/Bing/OpenStreet Map? Since there are some metadata ...
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Mobile filtering data with different views

I'm trying to design an app with a map and user added photos. I want to be able to show data with different views and in the same time i want to be able to toggle all or only current user content. ...
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Should I disable google maps scroll wheel zoom?

In most applications of google maps the scroll wheel will zoom the map instead of scrolling it. Personally I find this confusing, and after years of using google maps, both on the google maps web ...
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Optimal shape for interaction with a map

What is the best aspect ratio for a geographical map when considering ease of finding a route from a variable start point to a marked end point?
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Designing the view for a routing functionality in iPhone

I need help with the layout of the view where I show a map intended to provide users the possibility of selecting an start and an end of a route and display them the instructions to follow. The ...
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Elegant way to handle multiple columns of checkboxes

I am designing a map using Google Maps API that allows a potential company to check off boxes based on skill set (currently active), interest areas, and languages. Each column will have around 15-30 ...
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Web Map: two events on one marker

I have a map with a store and it's clients: I want to give the user the possibility to remove/add the clients (it can be messy with many stores/clients). So i chose to add/remove on click. ...
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Search / Filter list all in one

One of interfaces im working in, has a interesting problem. On the same screen i have a list on the left, a map on the right and a search bar on top. On previous mobile interfaces, the search bar ...
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What is the best way to point the user somewhere offscreen in a draggable map?

Let's say you have a Google Maps like draggable map: I'd like to show the user that there is something waiting for him somewhere outside of the visible portion of the map, let's say to the left. My ...
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Should I put the map on the first page?

I want to make an application to find parking and my question is if I should place the map on the first page. On the one hand the map shows you where you are; if you're in a city that is not yours it ...
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How should locations without exact addresses be represented on a city map alongside locations with exact addresses?

I have a dataset of items I'm interested in mapping over a greater metropolitan area, with multi-item cluster markers at a zoomed-out scale and single-item point markers when zoomed in. Users would be ...
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Popover vs Modal to display a map

I'm working on a small mockup for a list of items where each of them has a map. I think that directly displaying the map for each item will be a little bit overbloated for the users so I'm thinking on ...
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How well does Google Maps work in a responsive environment?

When a Google map is embedded within a responsive design page, how does it render the map when the page is being viewed as a mobile layout. In other words, when shrunken down to a mobile layout, does ...
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Map with tappable neighborhoods vs. list of neighborhoods in iPhone app

I'm designing an iPhone app which gives users the option to filter by neighborhoods and I'm considering giving users the option to select neighborhoods from a list as well as by tapping on ...
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Drop down list vs. clickable map

I'm working on a web tool that requires users to choose their region as a search filter. I'm trying to decide if it will be best to use a drop-down list (there will be 15 regions) or a clickable map ...
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Removing main menu on large map page

I have a small map on my page, and want to allow the user to look at a larger version of it if a link is clicked. On this new page, the map will essentially be full screen, covering everything except ...
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Multiple map markers on one location

Have a map that shows reviews of parks. Currently one marker is associated with each review. Clicking the marker opens a pop-up with review text. Some members have multiple reviews at one park, so ...
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Present a map of the company locations to establishes trust amongst first time visitors?

In the sample user journey, say that a user encounters a product such as high price commercial equipment. Before contacting the company, the user might want to know more about the company. More ...
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Which alternative text (alt) for static maps?

If screenreader users visit a contact page (on a company website) that contains a static map as image, what should be read to them? So: Which alternative text (content of the HTML alt attribute) ...
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I want to group countries on a map into different mutually exclusive groups. What is the best interactive way to achieve this?

I am in a process to create an interactive map which displays sales of a product by region. Based on the data shown there is a possibility that I may find similarities between a few regions and want ...
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UX considerations for interactive mobile maps?

Embedding a mapping service like Google Maps into a website is pretty easy (i.e. using their API, which has recently been updated for mobile performance). What are the most important UX ...
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Best way to represent distance in a clear way?

I'm building a job board and the user can search for jobs around its hometown. It can adjust the radius using a slider. Example: 1) User enters "Brussels" in the input box. 2) User changes the ...
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Navigating between map and list representations of data

This question is of an Android bent, but the answers could probably be applied to other domains. There are a number of examples out there where locations are shown in both map and list view. For ...
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Designing a marker pin for google map

A marker that is placed on a googlemap as a overlay needs to be designed so that the pin point lies exactly on the point that you specify to place it during coding. Check the example below, the ...
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Represent multiple routes on a google map

I am developing a taxi booking app. When the cab driver gets a list of his rides, he needs to see all the rides on a google map. I am trying to balance the amount of code to write vs the look and ...
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Constraining user actions in Maps API

I have an app which highly depends on maps. Should I allow the user to zoom in, pinch, and other things or should constraint it to only the current location. My application tracks the users location ...
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Dropdown vs map

Is it a good idea to use map for selecting travel destination? At the moment we are using dropdown menu to select the country the user would like to visit. We are also using dropdown for duration and ...
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Why are election results presented by a geographic map instead of a cartogram map?

This morning (in Sweden) I woke up early to watch the 2012 presidential election in United States. I watched different news sources but all of them presented a geographical map of the results instead ...
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How to display points of interest, waypoints, trails and maps?

I am redesigning a screen in my iPhone app, Gaia GPS, that displays details about points of interest, as well as user-created waypoints, trails, and maps. I have come up with a new mockup: What is ...