The importance of a trusted system to test, control and guarantee the cleanliness of US drinking water is in the headlines. There is significant concern over tainted water in Flint Michigan due to wrongful polluting and outdated piping networks that supply dangerous levels of lead contamination in the community’s drinking water. This issue is not isolated to just Flint, and unfortunately is prevalent in many regions of the US, in part due to lack of oversight, but also to faulty management tools. jQueryMaps has recently partnered with a company from Oregon to create a map software to plot drinking water test locations and via a custom admin tool, input and control ongoing tests. The tool is responsive, intuitive to use and supports the company’s current data for a seamless integration into their intranet. The potential of using these types of graphical tools with large data samples offer a solution to locate polluted water as a first step to curb the problem.
As the economy grows more confidently and the shadows of the recession of 2008 fall further behind us, casinos, like all other entertainment components of the economy, are eager to start moving their chips again. Casino construction is on the increase again and tourism to major destinations like Las Vegas is steadily surging. Combining this wave of optimism with an increase in vistor technological savviness, makes for a great platform on which to introduce an custom-built interactive casino map for all major venues. Sophisticated mapping software connected to real-data from a casino’s databases offers a powerful tool for vistors and managers alike.
Building maps in HTML5 gives the possibility to create responsive mapping software to expand beyond just a single Country. A carefully designed World Map of Countries serves to define a business’s primary US presence, while also underlining its important international reach through offices, partnerships and agents. In order to take advantage of world maps, companies do not need to have locations in all Countries or even continents. World maps outline countries, but easily scale to focus on areas that specifically contain information. This important feature, empowers companies to display content for areas where they have a presence, while not drawing attention to unnecessary areas of the map.
Markers are used to define specific points on the map, whether they be addresses, cities, zip codes or any other location associated to a unique geographical location. In large scale projects including a map of the States or World maps, it is recommended to organize locations by levels to avoid over-cluttering the map. Icons can also be sorted into different categories if there are multiple datasets driving a project, but the limits don’t stop there. An easy way to convey two pieces of information in a single view is to arrange icons by categories and also expand said icons based on the information associated to them. This provides users with interactive icons that instantly tell what category a location belongs to and how important it is to a specific dataset.