MDweb
  1. MDweb
  2. MDWEB-57

The map navigation tools and buttons need better semantics

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    • Type: Bug Bug
    • Status: Reopened Reopened
    • Priority: Major Major
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: App for search
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      Description

      The map navigation buttons all look the same yet most are a modal switch and the others are action buttons. We need to separate the two kinds and add a visual cue for the modal state.

      The 'zoom in,' zoom out,' 'pan,' 'get info' and 'select' buttons are modal---that is we can only be in one state or the other. Unfortunately, our buttons don't really show which is selected. Also, they should all be grouped together.

      The 'zoom to extent' 'last zoom' 'next zoom' buttons are action buttons. They should therefore seem more button like and less like the others.

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        Adrian Custer added a comment -

        While we are at it, we should change the 'zoom out' from a tool to a button. It's much quicker to zoom out two steps and zoom back in than to try to assess what the 'zoom out' tool will do.

        Simple semantic models for simple people like me.

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        Adrian Custer added a comment - While we are at it, we should change the 'zoom out' from a tool to a button. It's much quicker to zoom out two steps and zoom back in than to try to assess what the 'zoom out' tool will do. Simple semantic models for simple people like me.
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        Adrian Custer added a comment -

        This is actually probably all a MapFaces issue: if so, we can open a bug there and make this depend on that.

        As far as selection is concerned, we can simply make the 'selected' state of the image much more pronounced than it is now.

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        Adrian Custer added a comment - This is actually probably all a MapFaces issue: if so, we can open a bug there and make this depend on that. As far as selection is concerned, we can simply make the 'selected' state of the image much more pronounced than it is now.
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        Mehdi Sidhoum added a comment -

        fixed , Must use mapfaces 0.42 release or later

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        Mehdi Sidhoum added a comment - fixed , Must use mapfaces 0.42 release or later
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        Adrian Custer added a comment -

        Technically, this is now 'fixable' thanks to improvements in MapFaces, rather than actually being 'fixed'.

        The work to resolve the issue still needs to be undertaken and landed in MDweb.

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        Adrian Custer added a comment - Technically, this is now 'fixable' thanks to improvements in MapFaces, rather than actually being 'fixed'. The work to resolve the issue still needs to be undertaken and landed in MDweb.
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        Adrian Custer added a comment -

        Actually, the 'select search area' button will have to be given special status since MDweb search presents this simplified search interface.

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        Adrian Custer added a comment - Actually, the 'select search area' button will have to be given special status since MDweb search presents this simplified search interface.

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          • Assignee:
            Mehdi Sidhoum
            Reporter:
            Adrian Custer
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