Route Directions 1

Route Directions
TweetWhat Problem Does This Solve? Provide instructions and guidance on how to get somewhere. When to Use This Pattern Directions are common to travel applications and store locators, in short any application that needs to route somebody (from and) to a specific place. What’s the Solution? The following types of directions exist: Map (visual route) ...

Route Positioning 1

Route Positioning
TweetWhat Problem Does This Solve? Provide methods for a user to define the start and end point of the route and sometimes even additional locations. When to Use This Pattern Use when stops necessary to calculate the route require input from the user, i.e. they are not predefined or detected via technical solutions used for ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...