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Listings on Map

megantyson posted this discussion 8 years ago Post Reply    

megantyson
Posted on
15-07-2011
by megantyson

Listings on Map

I'm curious about if there are plans to change the format for listings? In my opinion, I feel that the map view is not very user-friendly at this time.

What I mean is if you go somewhere like the Los Angeles page and click on restaurants, all you see is a map with blue circles and green posts (http://www.guidegecko.com/los-angeles/restaurants/p,174083,60). The green listings make sense, but I can't figure out what the blue circles are for.

Ultimately, I think it would be beneficial that when you click on the "restaurants" page, you actually see the listing of the 65 restaurants, or at least see a large button to go to the listings. Right now, you can only randomly click on green bubbles on the map (which seems handy only if you know the exact neighborhood on the map you want), or click on the tiny link (hard to spot) on the right corner to "display all 65" (which I feel is vague and should say "Display all 65 restaurants" or something similar.

Anyway, just wanted to express that. Other than that, I the formatting of Guide Gecko is really good. Thanks!
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Daniel
Posted on
16-07-2011
by Daniel

Hi Megan,

Thanks for the feedback, we are always interested to improve the site!

For the "blue circles": Click on one and you will find out. This is actually a neat aggregation feature that allows us to show more listings on a limited map space. So we do have all all the 65 listings on the map.

Do check this link http://www.guidegecko.com/asia/sightseeing/p,-3,50 - you'll see why aggregation is necessary.

About changing "Display all 65" to "Display all 65 restaurants" - noted and put in the queue, thanks!

Best,
Daniel
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