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Scroll-to-pan
Navigating the Map

Scroll-to-Pan

What Problem Does This Solve? Missing narrative connecting a story or set of places. When to Use This Pattern Add a narrative to the data you want to showcase, i.e. typically a set of connected or related places (e.g. soccer stadiums of the World Cup) or a sequence of events or locations like a multi-day hike or […]

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Placemarks
Navigating the Map

Placemarks

What 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 […]

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Home Button
Navigating the Map

Home Button

What 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 […]

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Zoom Control
Navigating the Map

Zoom Control

What Problem Does This Solve? The current viewport doesn’t show the appropriate level of detail and the user needs to see a larger or smaller region of the map When to Use This Pattern Any interactive map needs to provide a means to change (increase or decrease) the scale of the map through zooming in […]

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