as you know the colors of the map icons indicate the trees's girth.
I'm planning to add the possibility to choose what tree property is used for the color: not only girth, but also height, exact height, age, ...
Currently this is with a fixed legend (5-6m is orange, 6-9m is red, ...). This is still a relict from my old Belgium based giant sequoia site for which this legend made sense. For many other trees and other places this is not the case: all trees might be green or there might be too many dark red ones.
If I would add tree height, I could also take a fixed legend (e.g. 40-60m is orange, 60-80m red, ...). This might again be appropriate for some tree species and some areas, but not optimal for others.
That's why I could also make the legend dynamic: purple is for the thickest/highest tree within the area you're looking at. This way the colors would clearly indicate height/girth differences. The downside of course is that a "red icon" in one area might be a green one if the tree would be there. Colors wouldn't be fixed: the legend would be different for every area. Both options are the same work for me.
Of course ideally, you could choose between a fixed/dynamic one or define your own thresholds or something even more fancy, but in a first iteration I would like to go for one simple option only. I can always extend from there, but I would like to start with a simple design first.
What is preferred by most? Fixed or dynamic colors?
I prefer a dynamic legend above a fixed one. Better indeed would be to have the choice between a fixed/dynamic legend and better still to have the possibility to choose your own thresholds for every map.
For now the dynamic legend as well as the posibility to choose what tree property (girth, height, exact height, etc.) is used for the color are very nice extra's.
Kind regards and thank you!
the new marker colors now on the site. You can choose between:
- exactly measured tree height
- location elevation
The color are dynamic, as explained above. The legend is not yet visible. There will probably be some hiccups, as I didn't test it thoroughly (still got to do something else this evening).