Unified Search 3

Unified Search
TweetWhat Problem Does This Solve? Single line search aggregates results from multiple different data sources, presenting a single disambiguated set of search results. When to Use This Pattern As data (e.g. weather information, social feeds, deals, coupons, etc.) becomes more distributed across providers and services a user should be able to enter a keyword or ...

GeoLocation 1

GeoLocation
TweetWhat Problem Does This Solve? Identify and locate the real-world geographic location of the person using the application. When to Use This Pattern Provide an easy way to navigate the user to its current geographic location without the need of complicated data input. What’s the Solution? Provide a button that triggers a background process to ...

Reference Map 3

Reference Map
TweetWhat Problem Does This Solve? Map serves as an additional or auxiliary view and is mainly used for contextual purposes to show information that the user can choose to consider. When to Use This Pattern Use when the map adds benefit to the understanding of information shown elsewhere or provides geographic context. What’s the Solution? ...

Partial Map 3

Partial Map
TweetWhat Problem Does This Solve? Map drives the navigation of the app while letting the user discover additional information and interact with the data. When to Use This Pattern Use when the application is mainly workflow driven and the the map serves as a tool to get to the information needed. What’s the Solution? Layout ...

Full Map 3

Full Map
TweetWhat Problem Does This Solve? Map helps focus on display and analysis of spatial data in an interactive environment showing their geographic relationship and attributes. When to Use This Pattern Use when the value to the user is the map itself like viewing assets in relation to their current location. What’s the Solution? Provide an ...

Rich Marker 1

Rich Marker
TweetWhat Problem Does This Solve? A rich marker extends a simple marker to show a key metric, performance indicator or even additional information. When to Use This Pattern Use when the content of multiple markers is important to make a decision and needs to be seen at a glance. Typical examples are distances to an ...

Location Finder 1

Location Finder
Tweet What Problem Does This Solve? User wants to find the geographic location from other geographic data, such as street addresses, points of interest or postal codes. When to Use This Pattern Use the location finder to provide a means to zoom to a point or area of interest that matters to the user of ...

Sparkmaps

Sparkmaps
Tweet Sparkmaps are small graphics that are embedded in a sentence, table, or listing to enrich its content with spatial information. What Problem Does This Solve? It’s not always feasible to show a full-blown map or even only an image of a map as a figure on the side. Needed is to show the spatial ...

Extent-driven Content

Extent-driven Content
Tweet What Problem Does This Solve? A user wants to see points of interest within a given area as visually represented through the current map extent. Typically the available options (results) update when the user changes the map extent through panning or zooming. When to Use This Pattern Sometimes called a ‘short list’ this pattern ...

Marker 2

Marker
Tweet What Problem Does This Solve? A symbol to show the location of an object, place or point of interest. When to Use This Pattern After a user searches for an address or location a marker is used to highlight the location. Markers can also be used to establish the relation between a location on ...