Now you can create human anatomy head or body map with interactive features, even you know little or nothing about coding or programming. You can create dynamic maps by importing static images into an image editor, and then add interactive features (e.g. infobox, category legend with filtering function, highlighting effect).
In the above sample map, various labels are assigned into different categories, and then you can enable category legend with “Single Selection” option. Then, specific label will be shown when map users select related item in the legend.
Thinking of creating a new floor plan for the convention center? Wanna insert more information in the tiny image? Looking for improving the current map with dynamic features? Do not know how to upload a map project using FTP settings? You may now refer to the following sample map for more ideas.
This interactive floor plan is created using image editor that everyone, even those programming beginners, could create dynamic images without coding. You can utilizing tools inside the editor to add interactive features, e.g. popup boxes, external link, filtering.
One of the most attractive and useful tools is the “instantly share image” button that you could instantly upload the image file and get the map link/map embedding code with one click, so users could publish their images even they do not have a hosting account.
Updated version v4.90 has just released that you can add social network buttons (e.g. Facebook, Twitter) on map. Check out the latest version HERE.
Have you ever counted how many pleasant days or sunny days you can enjoy in the U.S. per year? Here is an interactive map that presents the analysed result for your reference, and it is unsurprising that South California is the best state to enjoy pleasant days.
This interactive map is created by Kelly Norton, a designer and software engineer in Atlanta, using data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for the past 23 years. According to the criteria of Norton, a “pleasant” day should be:
mean temperature between (55° F and 75° F)
temperature between 45-85 ° F
no significant precipitation or snow depth
According to the map, the top five pleasant places in America are Los Angeles, San Diego, Oxnard, Simi Valley, and San Francisco, which are all in California that residents there can enjoy over 150 pleasant days per year. Conversely, residents in MC Allister, Northeast of Reno, Clancy, and Douglas can only enjoy around 15 pleasant days per year.
Please note that the criteria of Norton is subjective and based on his own experience. Let’s check out the map and see if you agree with him or not.
Map Reviews: 4/5 Stars
This map presents an interesting survey result on a neat and simple interface that all cities are being represented by circles, and further information with a bar chart can be found in the mouseover box.
The map is user-friendly enough with a search box for searching places using zip code, though it will be better if it also support searching by addresses.
There is also a little suggestion for the map that a key legend can be created for indicating the circles’ colors as darker blue represents city with more pleasant days while lighter blue represents fewer pleasant days.
Overall the map is interesting and quite informative, though not very objective, with nice design. More similar maps can be created using custom images by utilizing some image editors.
We have previously created and shared a London Tube Maps about attractions along the underground, and today we found another interesting interactive sound map for listening various audio tracks of different London Underground stations.
The following Interactive Sound Map is a part of London Sound Survey, an online collection of field recordings, sound maps, early BBC radio actuality, and more that created by archivist Ian Rawes.
Map users can hear the recording of a specific station by clicking the station name on the tube map, and the file details(e.g. the length of the clip, that date and time when it was recorded, the location, brief description) would be shown above the map while the recording playing.
It is amazing that a tube map can be created with sound, furthermore, more interactive features (e.g. video, mouseover boxes) can be added on the map by utilizing some image editors. If you are thinking to create a similar project like the above one, take action now and share it with us.
It is almost the end of 2013 that it is time to have a quick review of 2013 (e.g. top check-ins around the world in Facebook), and here we have found another review about traffic deaths in Jefferson County (Louisville, USA) this year. According to the report, traffic deaths spiked 28.7 percent, despite a decline in the rest of Kentucky.
From the above interactive Google Maps, map users can find details of the accidents (e.g. location, date, weather condition) by mouse clicking the icon. When compare with 2012, there were more traffic deaths in Jefferson County this year.
Here is a dynamic bar chart for five-years comparison:
Few weeks ago, we have introduced steps for creating interactive floor plan, and now we are sharing a new video tutorial about sharing and publishing the created interactive maps online in following ways:
instantly share the image project by hosting it on iiCreator server
upload the image project by hosting it on your own server using FTP settings
Detailed steps can be seen in the following video:
Recently, territorial disputes in Asia has drawn attention from the globe as those disputes are mostly related to China. Because of the history and the vast borders, China is having various disputes with different countries in different areas, In order to provide a brief and clear picture to those concerning the issues, South China Morning Post has created a dynamic Asian map for showing some key disputes in Asian regions.
Users can mouseover / mouse click key items in the “Key” legend to see detailed information.
Map Reviews: 4/5 Stars
This map manipulates category legends to provide detailed information with popup texts/lines that keep the map neat and simple. Category legend with single selection feature is created for land claims while multiple selection is created for continental shelf claims that users can clearly identify which how many countries are involved in a single issue, how the countries claim for their continental rights.
Similar sample map with category legend (single selection) has been created by us, and you can also check it out at:
Last time, we introduced how to insert interactive infobox to a photo, and this time we have prepared another video about creating interactive floor plan with mouseover boxes. In the video, you can see steps for:
edit polygons (e.g. size, position, color)
insert infobox to the polygons
Mouse click below image to see the sample floor plan:
Last week, Google Maps has announced that we can now view some amazing paper maps from the National Geographic Society using Google Maps. Google Map Engine has newly launched public data program that organizations can distribute their map content to Google’s cloud infrastructure users. And this time is National Geographic, who aims to share the amazing paper maps with public by utilizing this public data program using Google Maps Engine to ”to overlay our maps with interactive editorial content, so the maps can ‘tell stories’ and raise awareness about environmental issues and historic events,” representative of National Geographic said. Currently, everyone is able to access several free public maps, and some high-resolution maps and print versions may need license for to access in order to raise funds for the nonprofit mission of National Geographic.
Here is a sample map image that search for “Oxford Street, London, UK” in 1979:
Here is another sample map that created by image editor, iiCreator. This interactive stadium map divided various type of seats by colors, and group seats that share the same ticket price by popup boxes. You can click the above image to see the dynamic map and detailed steps of creating the seat plan like this.