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Yes, limiting the number of results on the map will simplify the map, however... ...it creates a bias that could influence your user in either a positive or negative way. There are a lot of factors that go into this though and there are two tracks of people I can see when using this map (Explorers and Beeliners). Explorers are going to go around the map, ...


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I totally understand your dilemma. Despite the UX challenges, info on hover is an intuitive, expected, and convenient UI for the user. As long as it doesn't break ;-) Use a slight delay before triggering the info (200-300ms). If things are moving so quickly that this isn't feasible, then neither is the hover box. Once activated, the hover box should remain ...


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First Two Options are Untenable First option implements there could be minimal time for the user to read, which you have no control over. Even worse, (s)he would need to move the cursor to display the data properly. The second option is bad because of inconsistency. Moreover the mousemove event triggers way to often. Conceptional Problem and Solution I ...


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Interesting problem. Since you are using a tooltip, I am assuming that there is no need to have multiple tooltips visible simultaneously. If this is needed, a tooltip is not the right control. So my answers concentrates on not having the requirement of multiple tooltips at once. I was asking myself: why would a user want to see this popup? Probably ...


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A few changes to my answer in light of the OP's clarifications; they would like a light weight tooltip to give information at a glance and this tooltip would remain at the cursor. The tooltip is showing two types of information. Set of objectsSome additional data with respect to an object Static objects by definition will not move, so showing the set of ...


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I faced a similar problem and solved it by extending the Google Maps Marker Cluster Library and using pie charts as suggested by BDD instead of the default cluster marker that comes with the library. You can download the solution from my GitHub repository: https://github.com/hassanlatif/chart-marker-clusterer



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