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Obfuscating event location on map

If your mapping framework provides the feature, highlighting a "suburb" might be appropriate for your use case. Of course the actual size of what is considered a suburb varies widely from region to ...
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Obfuscating event location on map

I would not use the map as a user interface when the address is still private information. Because, the map is used to represent precise locations at some level you will always run into the issue of ...
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How to show direction traveled on a map?

UPDATE: For a timeline-like view (Not just point A to B) I'll take the example of Google Maps for just the timeline view in addition to the map-tracks where they represent different trips with colors....
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How to deal when two or more markers in a map are super close?

Having the cartographic point of view, in my opionion, clustering can definitely be the way to go in such a case. In the following example, points which are very close to each other: spread out when ...
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How to deal when two or more markers in a map are super close?

I found Instagram really handy when it came to its map functionality. Maybe you could use something similar to this one since it seems less cluttered it is clear how many items there are when you ...
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How to show direction traveled on a map?

Use Animation Assuming the main use case is on a digital device, utilizing animation will not add any additional clutter to your UI, but will effectively communicate the direction of travel. For ...
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Obfuscating event location on map

Another option, not sure if you've considered this: Ask the person setting up the event for a nearby public landmark (library, shopping center, etc.). Then use that location. That saves you from ...
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Is tabbing the best/only accessibility solution on a data heavy map UI?

A common practice in GIS applications is to provide a results table alongside the map. If it's a simple list it might be on the left-hand side, like in Google Maps. If it's a data-heavy grid it will ...
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Obfuscating event location on map

Your idea sounds like a reasonable solution. I would, however, ensure that this offset is not just randomly generated every time the map loads... With enough randomly-generated offsets, it would be ...
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Showing price on legend when seats are unavailable

Showing the absence (unavailability) of a widespread and expected feature is clearer to the users, as extra legroom is a standard among airlines. It's also clearer that the app is working as expected. ...
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How to show direction traveled on a map?

Another option is to use a gradient on the path. It isn't necessarily immediately apparent, but after continued usage users are likely to pick up on the trend. An example of this is Lyft:
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Do people actually use the zoom buttons on a map?

You’re asking slightly the wrong question. As anyone who has watched a usability test will tell you, if you add a button at least some people will click it. The real question I think you’re asking is ...
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Should clicking outside an important modal close it?

In an enterprise webapp we are developing we make the distinction between: modals: can only be closed through very deliberate action, because closing would break some flow or may cause data loss. ...
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Obfuscating event location on map

Use the postal codes and corresponding area locations. It's an already implemented obfuscation/aggregation system adjusted for population density.
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Do people actually use the zoom buttons on a map?

The thinking behind not implementing the buttons is because the zoom/pinch gestures are almost considered second nature these days. A cleaner UI allows the user to focus on the content, which in this ...
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best way to denote the infobox of a map marker as clickable

You can show clickable text on your info-box, I think that will help user to understand the clickable thing more clearly. something like this-
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Visualisation of the state of roads on a map

I guess a stroke/color code will be useful:
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Is tabbing the best/only accessibility solution on a data heavy map UI?

tab is one way to navigate with the keyboard but when you have a "composite" widget, the keyboard navigation recommendation is: Authors SHOULD ensure that a composite widget exists as a ...
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Best way to visualize route frequency on a map?

Summary Stroke width and color gradient are good choices, because you are dealing with ordinal data. Dotted/dashed line would not be a good choice for ordinal data. Detailed Answer Since you want ...
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How to design a multi-step form in a modal?

If I understand this correctly, "Upload to URL" is similar to the others (uses all the existing fields) but adds some additional fields that are required before submitting the form. Don't make this ...
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how to show the user how to close a nearly fullscreened dialog?

If you allow me, I think the biggest problem with your application is not that the user doesn't understand from where to close a window that occupies the entire screen, in fact you are using a Mac and ...
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Is it better to organize names of a map from north to south?

I see a few possibilities depending on your context, or depending on how the user is interacting with the map. 1. Group items geographically, and then sort alphabetically If you group the locations ...
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Obfuscating event location on map

You obviously cannot just take your precise loction and cover it with a blurb of grey; it still pinpoints right to the destination. What you can (easily) do, though, is pick the next city, point out ...
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Obfuscating event location on map

If you limit the zoom and use a fairly large blob rather than a pin marker, this has a natural feel of low precision. Here's a mockup: Only major roads are shown but you can still see which side of ...
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How to let users select their location or a specific location on the map

Use some form elements to interact with the map or use a button to confirm that the location selection is done so the interaction focus gets out of the map. Here's Uber example - they do it well: ...
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Where to put a live video feed in our app

Provided the user is able to zoom in / out, and move this map to be able to see what they want, I would suggest that you put the video feed on top of the map in the top corner. If you look at google ...
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Showing all results after filter on map, but with different color

Some folks feel strongly about not using disabled items, but I believe there is a place for them as long as the user isn't entirely in the dark about WHY they can't take any interaction. Honestly, ...
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What's the difference between these two pins?

To me the second one is an indicator of selection and the first one is a more generic pointer (that is sometimes used as a selection as well). So the first one can be used in many different things, ...
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Verbose Help Section

I agree with eliminating the 'On Results Tab', I can't imagine anyone would ever read it. I would look at moving the other three controls you have on there, and grouping them all together. It's a ...
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How to show direction traveled on a map?

Draw a thick(ish) line with one edge being darker. Make the dark edge the side of the road that you drive on (depends on country). Then it doesn't matter what scale, zoom factor, or sparseness of ...
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