Interactive Map Safari Park Beekse Bergen

Presentation Video with voice over (don't forget to turn on the sound!)

    • description
    • Interactive Map Safari Park Beekse Bergen
    • job
    • Complete: Development, Graphical design, Illustrations & Animations
    • specifics
    • Fully responsive, works well on touch screens (desks) / desktops / tablets / smartphones with both mouse and touch. Multilingual. Includes user-friendly Content Management System with live preview. Two-finger gesture zoom on touch screens. Two-click route planners with animations which takes into account driving direction restrictions and option to take into account roadblocks. Search on map. Marker clustering. Interface, map and zoom animations. Fully customizable content blocks, like texts, photos, videos, links, animations, animal-specific content, other interactives, social media etc. Razor-sharp in all resolutions and when zooming in etc. Analytics.

Presentation video

Below a number of highlights of this interactive map. But it's recommended to also watch the presentation video above. In the video a number of options are shown and explained step by step. At the end of the video you will have a good understanding of some of the possibilities for interactive park maps by Wigglepixel.

Click, zoom and drag

Click, zoom, drag

Nowadays you expect a number of basic things on an interactive map, such as zooming with two fingers, dragging and clicking on animals and markers for more information. But it only starts there with this Wigglepixel map.

Wigglepixel does all this, unlike other companies/products, not only with smooth animations, but offers many more possibilities to enhance the user experience and makes the park plan not only simple and understandable, but also multifunctional, powerful, pleasant to use and fast.

Two-click route planners on the map

Two-Clicks Route Planners with Animations

With just two clicks, a user can quickly see the fastest route to the chosen animal on the map, where the user is taken with a smooth animation from a starting position to the animal to visit.

Car safari, hike safari and boat safari each have their own route planner on board. Each with their own vehicle and animations. With the car safari a car drives in between the animals, with the walking safari this is a hiker and with the boat safari route planner a safari boat sails towards the chosen goal.

The route planners take restricted driving directions, like on roundabouts, into account. And if you as a customer want it, the map can even take current crowds or roadblocks into account when calculating the fastest route.

In the content panels of each animal users can view the fastest route on the map from their current location in the park to the selected animal with literally just a single click on a button!

Search for animals and other destinations on the map

Search on the Map

The map is not made of paper, but is digital. So searching is also possible. This way, a park visitor can quickly and easily find an animal, service or other destination on the map.

At a click on a search result, the map immediately zooms in to that position on the map and the informative content is displayed. Super fast and user-friendly.

Visitors can also search more extensively to quickly find and locate animals in the park. For example by their scientific animal name or other scientific classifications animals belong to.

Interactive park map on desk, tablet or smartphone

Touchscreen, Desktop, Tablet, Smartphone

The interactive map is fully responsive, which means that it adapts to the screen and device on which it is running. The map makes optimal use of the available screen space and therefore not only runs well on life-size touchscreens at the park or on desktop computers at users' homes, but also on tablets and smartphones of park visitors.

In addition, with a simple click, a user can also make the content panel in which information is displayed on the right of the screen, for example for displaying information about an animal, use the full screen. By using the full screen, the content will always be presented in the best possible way.

Show the route from where you are in the park

Content Management System with Live Preview

As a customer you have access to a user-friendly Content Management System for entering the content. There you can easily add various forms of content to the content panel that the user sees when clicking on an animal or marker. Such as...

  • Photo's
  • Texts with layout and hyperlinks
  • Videos
  • Animations
  • Other interactive content
  • Social media related content
  • etc.

Wigglepixel develops interactive maps completely customized, so pretty much anything can be added here as desired.

A unique Live Preview within the CMS shows you exactly during input how the content will be shown to a user on the map. Even before you publish these changes.

Zoom in far while preserving quality

Razor-sharp Graphics, 'Infinite' Zoom and Smooth Movements

Unlike other systems, such as Google Maps, Wigglepixel maps can zoom in practically infinitely while retaining quality and always razor-sharp graphics.

Animating zoom animations on Wigglepixel maps is stepless and therefore completely smooth, unlike the vast majority of other existing systems, where, if animated at all, during or after a zoom you will have to deal with blurred to often even blocky images and stuttering slow transitions.

Wigglepixel is constantly improving and optimizing and uses the latest techniques for the best performance. And thinks it's important that the park plan always looks good graphically and with regard to the animations.

A good user experience not only makes a park plan pleasant to use, but is also important for a good feeling with the user that works through in everything and can even make an important difference whether a user actually uses the map or doesn't. Which is especially important for less tech-savvy visitors.

Something that unfortunately is often underestimated by companies.

Animations

This map not only has a fully animated interface and flowing water in the map. Also all 66 different animal species are illustrated and animated by Wigglepixel and all move completely independently of each other in their own authentic way.

This makes the map come to life for the viewer and visitors immediately get an impression of the behavior of these animals when they watch the map. They gain character!

These aren't pre-built animation videos, but actual animals moving in real time controlled by computer code. This means that Wigglepixel can have these animations influenced by various factors, such as external data or operation by the user.

Below a short video with two areas on the map to give you an impression of some animal animations.

Some of the 66 different animated animals on the interactive map (Watch the video at the top of this page for the full presentation)

Legend and markers

Only see what you want to see

For park visitors it's nice not to have a map on paper that is full of information, colorful colors and texts, making them no longer see the wood for the trees. It's very welcome to be able to decide for yourself what you do and do not want to see on the map.

In addition to working with a search function, content that only appears when needed and markers that are automatically grouped together when they overlap so that things never become messy, other options, such as the legend, can also be shown or hidden as desired by the user. And marker groups can be switched on and off independently of each other.

The map is multilingual

Support for Multiple Languages

The visitor can choose a display language for the map. When switching to a different language, not only the language of the map interface changes, but the associated translated content will be displayed when, for example, a search is made or a marker or animal is clicked.

Content panel with custom-made content

Wigglepixel delivers Custom-Made

Wigglepixel makes interactive maps completely tailored to your wishes. These will, of course, first be discussed in an intake meeting, in which we really think along with you about the possibilities.

And by customization I mean... customization! Wigglepixel isn't bound by any specific software or techniques and therefore we aren't talking about just changing a logo here, or even changing the entire layout, but literally everything can be built completely according to your wishes.

Of course, Wigglepixel doesn't have to reinvent the wheel to do so, but can draw on years of experience, knowledge and accumulated techniques and in-house developed tools in this specialist area.

More Information

Would you like more information about the possibilities? Also take a look at the expertise page Interactive Maps.

Do you have more questions or would you like to discuss your new project? Please contact me to schedule an intake meeting. And who knows, we might toast to the success of your next project!

Your visitors deserve a well made Interactive Map

Tags

  •  Interactive Map
  •  Interactive Park Plan

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