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I need some ideas on eye candy for our product. We have to display maps with lots of data on accessible through the web. Most sites I have seen have a Google, or OSM map with markers and layers overlayed.

While most of them are functional - I feel like they have not not caught up with times. What are some cool ideas out there? Any examples of slides with custom maps, sliders, pan controls? Also highly interactive maps that are not just for the browser but for mobile apps as well.

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closed as not a real question by whuber Sep 3 '12 at 14:51

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It is difficult to tell what this question is asking. "Eye candy" is just too vague. What are you looking for and how would an objective observer of this forum be able to tell a good answer from a bad one? – whuber Sep 1 '12 at 16:57
"slides with custom maps, sliders, pan controls". What is a "slide" in this case? Also, what do you mean by "custom map" - just something different to Google / Bing /standard OSM? A good UI solves a functional requirement (and isn't just nice to look at, which is what I guess you meant by "eye candy"). So what is the problem you are trying to solve? What is special about your data? What kind of data is it (simple features like points and linestrings, or images, 2D / 3D / 3D + time)? What are you trying to communicate? – BradHards Sep 2 '12 at 0:35