Sunday, 24 March 2013

use google map or system icon map

Recently, i am working on a train map. The advantage of using

gouge map is
- show actual station location on  a map
- good for finding nearest station using GPS
- good for A* path finding
Note: The app usually does a poor job to display station name. They cumber into each other.

Existing icon system map
- user is already familiar with it
- station labels are equally spaced out
- user can quickly locate a station
Note: I find app with system map does not auto locate user nearest station.

I am using google map with train stations. Lets see what the users say...:) The zooming can go into the building shape with nearby bus stops! That is something that existing icon map cannot do.

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