Overview Map 1

Overview Map
TweetWhat Problem Does This Solve? The overview map serve as a “You are here” sign so that the user can tell at a glance where they are in the context of the whole data set by looking for the viewport on the overview. When to Use This Pattern Overview maps are useful when users navigate ...

Home Button 1

Home Button
TweetWhat Problem Does This Solve? Easy way to navigate to a known or initial extent or boundary. When to Use This Pattern Users are done with a task that included navigating the map and now want to start the next task from the original state (extent, zoom level, etc.) What’s the Solution? Provide a single ...

Placemarks 1

Placemarks
TweetWhat Problem Does This Solve? Having shortcuts to places reduces the effort to position the map at a certain pre-defined extent. When to Use This Pattern Use placemarks to emphasize the existence of a limited set of important places, when shortcuts help improving the task performance, or repeated navigation between extents is anticipated. What’s the ...