Geographic Map

The Geographic Map pattern presents the ability to locate detailed information about points of interest overlaid on one or more layers of detailed geographical information. The map allows the user to see information about things nearby or at a particular location on the map. Either a physical postal address or a geo code can be used to mark the point on the map. It is a common pattern for both phone and tablet.

Note: The geographic map should be used when it is important to locate points of interest in relation to actual geographic markers while the thematic map is more oriented towards visualizing data within a map.


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Fig 1. Geographic Map



Fig 2. Route