Better Beaches

January 27, 2013
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(This article was originally published at Data Mining: Text Mining, Visualization and Social Media, and syndicated at StatsBlogs.)

Having recently returned from a trip to Kauai where I used my beach search engine with middling success, I've now got a few updates out on the site.

Firstly, there is a full map showing either all the beaches in a location, or all the beaches from a search within a location. This was a pretty obvious missing feature.

HeroMap

Secondly, as this is an active map, you can zoom and pan the map which interactively restricts the set of results.

ZoomedMap

There are some minor improvements to other elements of the site as well.

Note - something that always interests me is the relationship between back-end data quality and the presentation of the data. By having a complete map of beaches, it highlights cases where there are duplicates in the results (a topic for another post).

If you are heading to Hawaii - give it a try and let me know how you get on.



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