Bassignana Website Evaluation #1

Znet

Evaluation of technologies used: This website uses Google maps interface with GIS data on zoning for unincorporated parts of LA county.

Whats good for use in group projects: The use of a toolbar at the top of the map, if created clearly, could be a very useful and user-friendly way to use in other maps such as those of the group project. I will also keep in mind using zoom scales that are commonly-known names and scale types.

Pro:

– The county, city, community, neighborhood, parcel division of zoom bar: I found this simple descriptor added to the zoom bar to be my favorite unique factor of this map. It really helps give the user a clear idea of the scope of what they are looking at in easily identifiable scales known to the common citizen.

Note "community" labeled as the level map is zoomed to

Con:

-For a person who is completely new to zoning issues, this site requires a bit of trial and error to figure out what the map is showing and the use of the different tools provided. For example, the “layers” tool is not completely intuitive to someone not familiar with the layers concept that those who use programs like photoshop or other mapping software’s are immediately familiar with. Perhaps making the map layer options visible as a default and as checkable boxes on the right side of the map would be more user-friendly.

Map layers not immediately obvious to user

 

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