Basemap

Basemap
TweetWhat Problem Does This Solve? Users need a geographical reference in order to understand and relate to the information displayed on top of it. When to Use This Pattern Use of a basemap is advisable in almost all of the maps. Basemaps provide pre-defined reference data and often include a geodetic control network as part ...

Data-Ink Ratio

Data-Ink Ratio
TweetWhat Problem Does This Solve? A large share of “ink” (pixels) on a map should present data-information, i.e. show more data that is relevant to the user performing a task. When to Use This Pattern Always strive to show what is important while simultaneously removing what is not important. What’s the Solution? In order to ...

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 ...

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 ...