- Searchable metadata

Hi Evgen
The aim is to make use of context here.

The idea is simple - (I suppose most people use one specific map source)
1. aggregate simple metadata tags from each cached tile e.g. restaurant, railway_station, police_station
2. organize according to locale and tag type.

1: Browse:
Allow the user to browse it as a simple dropdown tree e.g. With two cities, New York and Moscow, I select Moscow, see the tags, click on restaurant, see restaurants under my cached area. Clicking on a metadata tag loads the tile with the maximum resolution that has that tag.
2: Search:
Similar, put a search bar on top of the list above.
3: Context:
Probably an advanced feature: when browsing, have a toggle-able translucent text box (like a map legend) which shows (some of) the metadata of the current tiles in view. Gives a nice context when you type Paris, see the map and have a box with tags like 'Eiffel Tower', 'Champs Elysees' etc. and the user can zoom in without knowing if it is to the south or north.
4: (Optional) 'pretty name' the tags
Apart from aesthetics, it provides a great way to align metatag keywords from different sources, so if I cache a place from an alternate source (e.g. due to deficiencies in my primary source), I can switch seamlessly.

Great product!

Author: Shrini, 11.01.2012, 00:10
Idea status: under consideration


Yulia, 25.01.2012, 13:32
Thanks a lot for your suggestion and yes something similar to your description is under development now :)
It would be possible to organize your data (both bookmarks ans tracks) within the app by folders.
So now users can create the specific collection that you will find most intriguing or useful while travelling
(e.g. collect all POI's during your Euro trip).
Different icons for bookmarks will also be provided depending on their category as well (e.g. Food & Drink, Store, Bank etc).

Please wait for upcoming version 2.1 of Galileo Offline Maps to test it and provide us with further enhancements!

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