*Check out our What’s Your Vote Worth? map to see this effect.
Tired of falling down into web maps? Zooming, zooming, and zooming in from outer space all the way down to the Earth’s surface got you feeling sad?
Here’s another idea: demand that geographic features come up to you. Web maps typically require you to zoom in and may give the sensation of “falling down” or “diving in” towards the Earth’s surface. Why not make this everyday interaction become more user-focused?
Just click—no need to fly down closer to the Earth—and the visualization will do the heavy lifting of bringing up the geographical feature directly to you.