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Hover is the best option here. For mobile-friendly design replace hover by first tap on touch devices. You can set one tooltip with the photo open as a default, to hint that the map is active. Corresponding position in the list of buildings/regions should be highlighted simultaneously. Photo in the pane is a second best option, however, as the action ...
A small preview by hovering over a pin, and a larger photo set by clicking on it, takes the user progressively to higher engagement, while they stay in control.
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