Issue 17853

Boundary box visibility

Reporter: donald hobern
Assignee: hoefft
Type: Feedback
Summary: Boundary box visibility
Resolution: Fixed
Status: Closed
Created: 2015-09-29 16:58:29.283
Updated: 2016-09-19 14:52:04.132
Resolved: 2016-01-11 17:00:56.21
Description: Nice to see the EML boundary box displayed on maps.  Some suggestions to improve:

The current colour, line width (and glowing edges?) seem a bit disproportionate - any chance of a slightly less obtrusive view (or perhaps a toggle on the styling view)?

More significantly, since we don't clearly explain what it is, it may seem to be a styling artefact suggesting incompetence on our side rather than a showcase for the naffness of the metadata we receive.  Some explanatory text or other way of showing what it is would be good.

*Reporter*: Donald Hobern
*E-mail*: [mailto:dhobern]]]>

Author: hoefft
Created: 2015-09-30 09:37:27.484
Updated: 2015-09-30 09:37:27.484
Having the option to remove it completely would be sensible. Especially as it might actually block the view of occurrences that are placed exactly under the bounding box line. And adding such a toggle should be simple enough in the UI - we could just add a toggle a la 'Show Undated'.

As for the styling, we could experiment with other a less laser-TRON-like styles. Though I do like it. It should be clearly visible on all base maps and clearly a separate layer.

Explanatory text
That could be either as we do with 'Show undated', but there is also the already existing explanation just right of the map :
"ABOUT - What does this map show?". It might benefit from addressing the bounding box more directly (in cases where it is present).

Author: donald hobern
Created: 2015-09-30 11:52:11.017
Updated: 2015-09-30 11:52:11.017
Toggle sounds good - could alternatively be something offered in the paintroller styling menu.

Slight reduction in the line widths and or the laser blur along the edges of the lines might make it seem a little crisper.  You are right that the current colour is good for contrast with all backgrounds.

Agree that text in the ABOUT section could be good. Assume that a small text label within the layer itself would be problematic from a longer term NLS standpoint.

Author: hoefft
Created: 2016-01-11 17:00:51.306
Updated: 2016-01-11 17:00:51.306
There is the option to toggle bounding box under styling-context-show coverage.
It is slighty less lasery and thinner.

The comment "About - What does this map show?" is still the same.
The map illustrates all known geographic information about the dataset.
This includes any documented geographic coverage available through dataset metadata, and a data layer from any indexed data.
The data layer can be customized with the controls above