I've always found the maps visually clunky. The map part itself isn't an issue, the problem comes once you've got (say) more than 1-2 items on the map. I sometimes like to put lots of points on a map .... and often have to stop adding items as it hits the max limit of points.
e.g. consider a Hub entitled "10 places to go in XYZ town", along with a handy map to demonstrate where they are.
All the addresses below take up too much room.
I propose that there be an additional map formatting option that enables a hub-writer to turn off/omit the address bars under the map and, instead, just make the placemarkers have an onMouseOver event / a ToolTip type of box.
I'll second that. I've had maps with many points on them to the point I had to quit because of the long string of addresses. Unwanted, unneeded, but causing the reader to scroll way down to get to the next capsule.
Just a rollover would usually be preferable to me.
We talked about the Map Capsule in our meeting on Tuesday and I created a ticket for our engineers. We all agreed that it would be a great improvement, but we have a lot of other pressing things that they are working on. I don't know how quickly it will happen, but it is in the queue!
Folks,I have been to many sites where the designer has used a minimal street map, always black and white - These maps, unlike what you get with Yahoo, Google, or Live maps, where the street names are typically written...