💡 What is the difference between categories and attributes on your custom map?
- Work as a primary navigation element
- Should be as descriptive and explanatory as possible
- Should be designed so that one point of interest can only fall under one category
- If you’re not sure about the categorization of a certain place, do not create a new category for it. You can do so at any time later.
Thanks to categories, users can search for specific points of interest and filter specific places on the map
Where can I find categories on the map?
Category navigation bar can be found on the bottom right portion of your map.
Where can I manage my map's categories?
You can manage categories in the left administration menu under Content -> Categories.
Pro tip 💡
We highly recommend keeping the total number of your categories under 8. More categories make navigating through your map more confusing to the users. Create less specific categories that will be able to fit as many place types as possible.
Can I add a place to multiple categories?
We only allow one category per place for multiple reasons. The main reason is the visual representation on a map where one color and one icon needs to be assigned to one place. One option is adding the same place twice (once in each category). However, a better approach would be to reconsider your category structure or use multiple list attributes with sub-categories.
- Are properties of places on the map. When creating or working with each category, you can assign or remove available attributes from it.
- Help display the information from the individual places on your interactive map in a clean and structured way.
- Attributes called ‘Select’, ‘Multiple select’ and ‘Label’ are used to create advanced filters on the map.
- Are represented in the place detail by the selected icon. The attribute name is displayed only after hovering the mouse over the attribute icon. Therefore, we recommend naming them descriptively so that it’s clear what information they indicate.
There are multiple attribute types, and you can also assign a set of attributes that will be available for each category. If an attribute doesn’t match a location in one or more categories, you can easily remove it in Settings.
We highly recommend checking out the Discover page, where you will find many completed and successful map projects. You can take inspiration from the data structure that has worked well for these popular maps.
If you have already created a custom map and would like to focus on promoting it, you will find a few useful tips in our article on this topic.
We wish you good luck with your map projects!