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in the image below). Clustering on Google Maps or Leaflet would be a great way to have all of your data available to the customer while not providing bias. It also allows for both scenarios of …
answered Aug 19 '15 by BDD
experience and user configuration? This honestly depends on you. In this situation, you're the map maker and you get to show the user what you want them to see. Let's take a look at a set of maps I … made a while back. These are four of the more major types of classification methods used in common maps. You have Quantile, Equal Interval, Standard Deviation, and Manual classification. There are a few …
answered Apr 26 '15 by BDD
Coming from a cartography background, I agree with you in a sense. Some of those maps are useless, however some are quite useful. Let's take a look at a couple examples. The first is something like … your users to use, make sure it is big enough so people don't get so frustrated they leave your site. Also, consider other alternatives other than Google Maps. Leaflet has a great set of tools to …
answered Jan 30 '15 by BDD
Not bored, but overwhelmed. The more colors that are on your map the harder it will be for your user to differentiate what the colors define. If you take your current map, your user has 3(ish) color …
answered Nov 4 '15 by BDD
TL;DR It does, but it's necessary. Explanation For a user who hasn't been to this city or doesn't speak the language, it's difficult to decipher the bottom map. Yes, the user could compare what col …
answered Jan 4 '17 by BDD
So I actually did my Masters thesis research on the default zoom level and level of detail that users prefer when working with way finding and identification tasks. Overall, users tend to prefer a lar …
answered Mar 24 '15 by BDD
So there are two approaches coming from a cartographic standpoint that could work in your situation, but it depends on what you want the user to do with these markers. The first involves the user usi …
answered Apr 16 '15 by BDD
should come say hi!". Right there, this gives your users enough curiosity to click on the link and see your location in Google Maps itself. Even if you don't want to include a witty phrase, you can at … least put the full address in that has the same Google Maps link attached to it. Also, I would consider removing the icon all together. Icons can sometimes be confusing to some users and if you have …
answered Jun 23 '15 by BDD
to see it. I'm not saying give them the ability to pan around NYC, but give them the ability to take any building and center it on their screen. When using maps, users want to feel in control and …
answered Oct 21 '15 by BDD