30 August 2018, 22:00
Public | Dutch
When you have to create a Place of Interest, it is always an issue what type to select. Do you classify the Natural History Museum with the type "Museum", or with the type "Natural History Museum". And what if a user selects POIs with the type "Museum". Does that user gets also the type "Art Museum"? Not in the past. But that changed!
Our data and software engineers changed our one dimensionel list of types of POIs where you could only select one type into something much more clever.
Every POI-type is structure in multiple hierarchies. An examples: An Art Museum is also a Museum. So is a History Museum. And a Museum is a Culture place. But a "Museum" is also a "Building".
This structure solves quite a few things:
The handy feature of a simple long list as we had before is that you can sort it easily based on the alphabet. Everybody know where to find "Mill". To allow to find it in the hierarchy, a search field was added at the bottom of the list. Just type in a word and we will select a match.
Here you find this new structure:
Definitely not. That's why we have already for a long time the option to classifiy every POIs with multiple (!) :
But that's not new. If you forgot about it, read more about it here.
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