I am working on a government mapping application. My boss requests (requires) a help/directions documentation on the map and I came up with the following landing page:
I find this verbose, futhermore, the "On Results Tab" section would require the user to recall this information. I don't expect the average user to read any of this, let alone recall it.
Here is the resultant state of the map UI:
I believe I have enough affordances and feedback to completely eliminate the "On Results Tab" help section (and there is a help button that regurgitates this information).
How would you structure the landing page "help"?
UPDATED Alternative, certainly cleaner: