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Question #1804

Map Layout

Added by Andreas Olschnögger 3 months ago. Updated about 1 month ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
Normal
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Start date:
2022-09-05
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Description

As far as I understand these issues should be resolved on our side:
  • Navigating the map is unclear—add “?” (info) buttons
  • Round buttons in the lower right corner—awkwardly overlap
  • Layers
    • unclear what they mean and how to use them—perhaps add “?” (info) button
    • why are there two different layering options (at upper and lower left-hand margin)?
    • Timeline button—will there be a time range (not currently possible)? (this is already fixed by now)
I have a few suggestions which would solve most layout problems:
  • Concerning the navigation of the site i would suggest to take https://shahi.acdh-dev.oeaw.ac.at/information as landing page
  • Concerning the layers:
    • This feater is programmed by the cartographs and allows the user to choose between the different types of maps and their order. Here you can for example say that the shahi map ( the one that the cartographs made) is on top and below this one the OSM OpenTopoMap is visible (for where the Shahi Map ended)
    • The question is if this control is really needed or if it would also be sufficient to set the Shahi Map as top Layer Map and the OpenTopoMap as secondary and remove the layer button.

History

#1

Updated by Andreas Olschnögger 3 months ago

  • Description updated (diff)
#2

Updated by Gosia Lenko about 2 months ago

Andreas Olschnögger wrote:

As far as I understand these issues should be resolved on our side:
  • Navigating the map is unclear—add “?” (info) buttons
  • Round buttons in the lower right corner—awkwardly overlap
  • Layers
    • unclear what they mean and how to use them—perhaps add “?” (info) button
    • why are there two different layering options (at upper and lower left-hand margin)?
    • Timeline button—will there be a time range (not currently possible)? (this is already fixed by now)
I have a few suggestions which would solve most layout problems:

As already mentioned in the other ticket https://redmine.openatlas.eu/issues/1808 - this is definitely the best solution, Deborah was very happy with https://shahi.acdh-dev.oeaw.ac.at/information as a starting page. There is also no need anymore to replace the header image.

#3

Updated by Gosia Lenko about 2 months ago

  • Concerning the layers:
    • This feater is programmed by the cartographs and allows the user to choose between the different types of maps and their order. Here you can for example say that the shahi map ( the one that the cartographs made) is on top and below this one the OSM OpenTopoMap is visible (for where the Shahi Map ended)
    • The question is if this control is really needed or if it would also be sufficient to set the Shahi Map as top Layer Map and the OpenTopoMap as secondary and remove the layer button.

I think it would indeed be sufficient to set the Shahi Map as top layer but now, that I understand it a little bit better, I'm not sure if we should remove the layer button entirely. The layer "OSM OpenTopoMap" is confusing but the "ESRI Sat" shows the topography very well.
On the other hand, it might be confusing for many colleagues.

I will consult this with @Natasha Kimmet.

#4

Updated by Gosia Lenko about 2 months ago

  • Assignee changed from Natasha Kimmet to Andreas Olschnögger
#5

Updated by Andreas Olschnögger about 1 month ago

  • Assignee changed from Andreas Olschnögger to Natasha Kimmet

I have now changed the starting page of the website.
I assign this ticket to Natasha Kimmet for deciding weather to keep the layer button or not.

#6

Updated by Natasha Kimmet about 1 month ago

  • Status changed from Assigned to Closed

Let's keep the layer feature. The changes you made look great. Thank you so much, Andi!

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