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8 Jan 2014
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The map key is an essential part of any map. While some things may seem obvious to most people, everything should be available in the key somewhere. Perhaps including an expand button to expand the key to cover details of everything that is marked on the map. For example, what do dashed lines mean?

Having said that, I love the style of the map, and the fonts used.

Thanks, Dom


Fri 20 Mar 2015, 15:15

I agree with Dom, a key is essential. I can probably guess what the symbols mean, but assumptions can lead to unfortunate consequences.

Not sure about Dom's expand suggestion. OpenStreetMap has an optional sidebar which works well for me.

On the whole the site is superb.


Thu 23 Apr 2015, 11:55

I've just added all the currently used icons into the key.

Dotted/dashed lines should be shown in the key already, but if you're using an older version of Firefox they might not show up correctly - newer Firefoxes, Chrome, Safari and even IE should all show the dots/dashes in the key.

Let me know if there's anything I've missed!