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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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) ...