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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 ...
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Can dragging actions replace the need for pan buttons in a map?

Can the mouse click and drag functionality on map interface (such as Google Maps) substitute the need for pan (<, >, ^, v) buttons? Note: I have revised this question to exclude discussion on ...
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Re-plotting items on a map

I am working on a map based system for a control centre. The operatives who work in the control centre work on various map based events such as traffic, roadworks etc. One of the tasks the users wish ...
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how to subtly indicate that an address is “mappable” in a mobile app?

We're building an iPhone app for delivery drivers. Each driver has a route of about 50 locations, 10-15 of which get scheduled for each day's deliveries, depending on which location needs restocking. ...
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Selecting overlapping objects on «3/4 perspective» map

I am in process of making the UI of application, that has a 2.5D map (3/4 perspective) made as image, which displays equipment in rooms and areas of power plant. There are no multiple views of the ...
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What are the available options for choosing an area by latitude and longitude?

I need a web page "widget" that will allow a user to choose an area by latitude and longitude the two methods I've considered are using four text inputs, or creating a map that would allow you to ...
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How should a user remove vertices from a polygon?

I'm working on a GIS web app where a user can draw a polygon on a map (a Microsoft map) to define a region. The vertices are placed by right clicking on the map placing vertices at each click and when ...
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How to display ranges in a map legend

We need to display a map legend that shows ranges of pipe diameters. Currently we have something like this: The problem with this is that the edge cases are ambiguous. Does 50mm fall in the first ...
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For a web-app, how to differentiate “cluster” marker icons from normal icons on a map?

We have a map with around a dozen different kinds of markers, and there are too many to display at once so we're using cluster icons to represent multiple markers that are close together. What ...
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Customer Journey Maps - Good Examples [closed]

I am looking for some thoughts on Customer Journey Mapping, and what makes a map that much better, as well as some examples on the net. I have found a few through my research - but was hoping for some ...
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Google / Maps for Mobile Web

Does anyone have experience with embedded maps for Mobile Web? (NOT APP) My experience is that it introduces another frame into the page with a separate set of scrolling behavior - not a good thing. ...
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Is it OK for scrolling interactions to not scroll content?

This is a general question about scrolling behavior with a trackpad or mouse. I've been discussing this with my peers, and it's become quite a debate. Our conversations are specifically about the ...
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Zoom behavior - can you recommend websites with good zooming experience (not maps)

I am working on a system that presents a hierarchial organizational tree. Each node can potentially have 10 children. The tree has about 10 levels. I want to present information on each node when ...
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Should a self-guided tour app show the path taken by a user or just a pin for each visited place?

I'm in charge of development of a cross-platform, mobile device self-guided tour app using Google Maps. We have three options for showing users visited vs. unvisited locations: 1) Just show the ...
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Map with ONLY Area Specific POIs - Where to Initially Zoom?

I am developing an iPhone application that uses data that is only relevant to NYC and the surrounding area. When the user loads the map initially should it: Zoom to a preset area (specifically, ...
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Any good examples of interactive map patterns? [closed]

The goal is to design a page that allows the user to easily find a dealer near his/her location. My initial idea was to map the geographical locations on a map of the country. The country map is ...
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What kind of UI metaphors can I use for this game-like community map interface?

I'm developing an interactive map for a local community WiFi network, where upcoming groups/meetings/alerts/etc. can be "dropped" onto the map, based on location. Through user engagement over time, ...
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Get user Birth location

So i need to get the exact location of where a person was born. Currently, I have two maps on a page and an input field. So you can basically use either one. Right now the top map is a view of the ...
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Adjust transparency on layers

I have a web mapping application where we have a layer list, allowing the end-user to turn layers on and off. We would like to add the functionality for the user to be able to adjust the transparency ...
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How to choose a slug for “friendly url”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Underscores vs. hyphens in URLs I'm going to implement a sort of "friendly url" for geography like a regex /<region>/<city>/<category>? and then I ...
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Map functionality when using a designed map with Google Maps

I'm working on a site that has a designed map of the US with market areas. There is currently only one market area per state. Once a market is clicked on, it will go to a Google map of the market with ...
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Making a legend Interactive?

I am working on an interactive map which displays various pieces of geographic information about a person - places worked, education, holidays taken, home addresses etc.. All in all there are 9 ...
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mobile app that displays location based information

I am developing a small web based app that will scan QR codes and generate lists of local businesses such as hotels, restaurants etc. The list can be rendered as, well, a list or as a series of pins ...
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Choosing between 2 views

The first view I consider is I ask the user for the location as seen on the map. The browser can let me know longitude and latitude or the user can click the map and this gets exact and can save ...
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Interaction with elements on cartography touch application

I'm currently designing a touch tablet application that deals with cartography and elements manipulation. We need to be able to touch interact with the elements on the map and : get info move item ...
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Is there any problem having a left scrollbar on a 2-panel web window?

I'm building a web interface with two panels. On the right one there would be a map, on the left one there would be some places, similar to Google Maps. We are considering having the scrollbar of the ...
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Examples of Master/Detail UI for “Social-Style” data [closed]

I'm looking for examples of interfaces that allow users to explore complex, interconnected systems on a variety of levels, from high-level patterns to low-level details. In the mapping world, this ...
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Does moving the secondary navigation impact a users experience?

I'm in the process of designing the navigation for a web application. I have a few different types of views. One is a map, the others are all fairly similar and are like a standard web page. Mapping ...
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How should I ask users for their location and preferences?

I am building a website (non-commerce) that relies heavily on user's location and user's preferences. Think of it as a map where you want to see where your friends are, closest events you might ...
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Scroll function in a map layer control

I'm currently working in a project where we're building an application with a map as an important component. In the map there's a layer control with map layers grouped in to different categories. As ...
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Mega-scale industrial resource management UI case studies

We are setting out to design a system capable of managing a system that is comprised of 100,000 individually addressable resources (electro-mechanical controllers). One very important visualization ...
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Legend Or Key??

What is the difference between a legend and a key? Is a legend still a legend if it is at the top of a page? Where is the optimal placement of a legend or key for a page that scrolls?
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How best to display a point of interest extra information?

I need to show points of interest on a map, and extra information when the user clicks the marker. For the extra information, I am thinking of either a popup on the map, or showing the information ...
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Google Mapping: Any guidelines or research

We are using Google Mapping functionality more and more in our site builds, mainly because its free but from a UX perspective, users seem to be the most comfortable using it and have already learnt ...