Cartographer's Toolkit

Map Making Tips, Tricks, and Inspiration

Integrated Instructions

November 6th, 2010

Should a user need to read directions before using a Web map? No. Should a user need to click through 5-pages of instructions before being allowed to view a Web map? Never! (There really is a Web map out there that has 5-pages of instructions.)

It’s all about integrated instructions now. Check out the Innovista Web map from the University of South Carolina for an example of how to do this nicely.

Cartographer's Toolkit

Map Making Tips, Tricks, and Inspiration