Meet in the Middle

Meet in the Middle
Tweet What Problem Does This Solve? Find the route halfway point between two or more locations. When to Use This Pattern If there is a need to meet-up with somebody (friend, business contact, barter acquaintance) it is helpful to calculate the perfect middle point based on two or more starting locations. What’s the Solution? Enter ...

Data Extract

Data Extract
Tweet What Problem Does This Solve? Extract geographic data for a specific region. When to Use This Pattern User needs to acquire data for offline use or further manipulation and therefore requires the ability to extract a region of the results into a downloadable bundle. Depending on the nature of the data and the provider ...

Info Window 3

Info Window
Tweet What Problem Does This Solve? Info Window is the vehicle for delivering facts/ideas (text), numbers, charts, and images to complement the map’s cartography. It shows additional information about a location, typically invoked after clicking on a graphic or symbol on the map. When to Use This Pattern Use when more information about an object ...

Empty Info Window 2

Empty Info Window
Tweet What Problem Does This Solve? A user clicks on the map and in return is presented with an Info Window that instead of showing useful details is either blank, empty or informs the user that no data is available. When to Use This Pattern If no data exists there is no reason to waste ...

Data Spotlight 2

Data Spotlight
Tweet As the mouse hovers a feature (data point) on the map, highlight all occurrences of this type and dim the rest. What Problem Does This Solve? As the mouse hovers a feature (data point) on the map, highlight all occurrences of this type and dim the rest. The map contains too many features so ...

Store Locator 2

Store Locator
Tweet What Problem Does This Solve? Users need to find a (physical) store close to a specific location. This is typically accomplished by allowing users to ‘search’ for a store and show the results on a map, often accompanied with a tabular listing of the locations and their distances from the user’s current location. When ...

Swipe 2

Swipe
TweetWhat Problem Does This Solve? Interactively reveal content by peeling back a layer to see the content underneath it. This method provides a temporary view of the data without the specified layer. When to Use This Pattern You want to compare the content of two layers. Instead of making the top layer transparent – which ...