December 17, 2017

Europeana Formally Announces Option to Preview Search Results on a Map

From the Europeana Blog:

The devel­op­ment depart­ment at Euro­peana have been work­ing hard on a new inter­ac­tive search and dis­play fea­ture that enables you to locate and pre­view search results on a map.

The map is auto­mat­i­cally pop­u­lated with the first 1,000 results from a search query and dis­trib­utes them on a multi-layered map (Open­StreetMap, Google Phys­i­cal, Google Street, Google Hybrid, and Google Satel­lite). Items are rep­re­sented by pur­ple cir­cles, the higher the amount of results per area, the big­ger the cir­cle. Clus­ters of cir­cles are dis­trib­uted furher and more accu­ratly as users zoom in on areas and regions of inter­est. When you click on a cir­cle, an over­lay opens with a list of all the records for that spe­cific loca­tion, dis­play­ing titles and geo­graphic coor­di­nates for each item. You can browse the results with­out leav­ing the over­lay and access records with a full page dis­play by click­ing the title. The map is touch and swipe sen­si­tive so it is pos­si­ble to inter­act  with the new map from devices such as the iPad and Android tablets.

Learn More About the Latest Enhancement to the Europeana Portal

See Also: Direct to Eurpopeana Search Map

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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