Maps for Housing Terminology


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Terminology

Term Description
Clustering The task of grouping a set map pins which are physically located close to each other into one single map pin (called a cluster) the size of a cluster is represented using a number, color and different sized icon.
Group The top level of the menu which contains the filters that can be used to change what is displayed on the map e.g. Property or Housing Operations (see diagram above).
Category A child of a group, allowing you to break down your display e.g. Property data or repairs (see diagram above).
Layers Children of categories, used to organise places, lines and shapes, and control the way different information is displayed e.g. Archetype or Bedrooms (see diagram above).
Layer value The number of items in a layer e.g. 1 or 2 bedrooms (see diagram above).
Cascade A cascaded filter is one which is always displayed using the default Google Maps pin. It ANDs different layers and ORs layer values.
Overlay An overlaid filter is one which uses the menu icons as the map pins. It combines both both layers and layer values in an OR query.
POI Point of Interest - retrieved from Google’s database
Public Data Sets (Demographic Data) Office of National Statistics data sets
Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN) A unique alphanumeric identifier for addresses found in the UK.