INTRODUCTION

A traditional map allows us to navigate from one location to another.

A customised interactive map allows us to navigate around a building or event (e.g. museum, a hospital, a school, a shopping centre or an exhibition) AND also provides access to additional information (e.g. Online resources, opening hours etc.) and web links (e.g. to an exhibitor’s website at an exhibition). Exhibitors can also host links to their exhibition stands from their website.

At MyMap we create two main types of interactive map

MyMap Type 1: Maps of physical spaces which are used for navigation and retrieval of relevant information about the space

MyMap Type 2: Maps which give access to information about various organisations, e.g. GAA clubs, Local Authotity’s etc.

Below we have three examples of MyMap Type 1 and one example of MyMap Type 2. These examples highlight a small selection of the content we can cover. The possibilities are endless.

MyMap Type1: Exhibitions and conferences

 
This interactive map shows:

  • the stand/stage layout for a temporary exhibition
  • the number of exhibitors in colour-coded categories based on type of exhibitor/performer.
  • It is also possible to identify available stands, allowing easy allocation and updating of information.

There are numerous ways to access additional information on this type of map:

  • Hovering the mouse over each stand displays its occupier’s details.
  • Clicking on a stand retrieves further details of the individual business and their website, if applicable.
  • Each category has a dropdown list of exhibitors to simplify searching for a particular vendor.
  • The search box can also be used.

This type of map has the following benefits:

For the Exhibition Organiser

It can be used to easily manage the allocation of stands to exhibitors.

All information is contained in one location- no need for a map and a separate list of exhibitors

The number of exhibitors in each category is clearly shown

The stands available for allocation are clearly shown

For the Exhibitors

Exhibitors could choose their stand from the list of available.

Exhibitors can have a link from their website to their stand at an exhibition

Exhibitors can see who is exhibiting near them.

Exhibition Layout

MyMap Type1: Shopping Centres

 
Shopping Centre
This interactive map shows the floor layout for three levels of a shopping centre. The map is colour-coded based on the category of the unit occupier.  Each category also shows the number of occupiers in the category.  The example also has a category showing the units available, so the map can be used as a tool to manage the allocation of units and is easily updated when units are taken.

When you move the mouse over each unit you see details for the business occupying that particular unit. Clicking on the unit takes you to more details on the individual business and its website if it has one. The categories on the left have dropdown lists of occupiers to simplify searching for a particular business. The search box can also be used if you are unsure of the category.

MyMap Type1: Housing developments

 
This  interactive map shows the layout for a housing estate development. The map is colour-coded based on the house type and the sale status of the house. Each category also shows a count of the number of houses in the category. This is easily updated when the sale status changes.

This type of map provides information about a housing development and is very beneficial for the developer, the estate agent and the customer searching for a new house. The map can be created as soon as the estate layout drawing and the plans for the different house types are available.

When you hover the mouse over each site, you see details for the site and its sale status. The categories on the left have dropdown lists of house type and sale status to simplify searching for a particular site. The search box can also be used if you are unsure of the category. The different house type plans can also be accessed from the map together with the estate agent’s contact details.

Housing Estate Development

MyMap Type 2: Ireland Organisations

 
Irelands Local Authorities
This interactive map is an example of MyMap Type 2 which gives access to GAA county websites and Local Authority contact details and their websites.

The GAA map shows the counties of Ireland who have GAA county teams. The map is colour coded based on the county colours. When you hover the mouse over each county you see the county name. Clicking on the county takes you to that county’s GAA website.

The Local Authority map shows the 31 Local Authorities in Ireland. When you hover the mouse over each area you see the local authority’s address and contact details.  Clicking on the more button will take you to the website of that Local Authority.

These examples are simplified versions of MyMap Type 2.

The level and complexity of information can be customised to suit customer requirements.

This type of map can be used to access much greater quantities of information.

The possibilities are endless.

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