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Here is another downtown district flash map. Some new wrinkles:
1) it automatically centers and zooms to an initial view relevant to the category list.
2) dots scale larger at zoom out, and smaller at zoom in, for ease of use.

As always, please let me know if you spot mistakes or issues!

Downtown Raleigh Interactive Map

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Looks really cool! Zooming is nice and smooth.

I did read the url (godowntownraleigh.com) wrong the first time though... Instead of reading it as go-downtown-raleigh, I read god-own-town-raleigh :blink:
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Looks really nice. Even the mouse wheel works for zoom in\out.

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I think figuroing out how to scale the blue text box to the width of the label would be a desirable feature.
Are the dots positioned at the entrance point of buildings?

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thanks hans, beaver, and martin. yes, the "tool tip" boxes need some work. The problem with making the width dynamic is that sometimes they are down and to the right, other times up and to the left, etc. so that they are always visible in the windows-- and so managing the placement becomes a challenge in actionscript. Good catch. You might notice they are also mildly random as to exactly where they appear with relation to the point.

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You might notice they are also mildly random as to exactly where they appear with relation to the point.

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I did notice and it was bothering me a bit, but I don't expect this is something that can easily be solved, hence I did not mention it.

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I liked the mousewheel zoom - simple and intuitive.

Graphics and pop-ups are clean and the links work.

I wonder if there is a way to prohibit panning past map limits. I panned way out
and found the streets and buildings ended abruptly - a clean clip line! This might
be considered an untailored hem?

slapupsideheadhans (lol)

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