What Is a Legend in Shack Locations?
- Written by Alex Smirnov Alex Smirnov
- Category: Joomlashack Joomlashack
- Published: 14 September 2018 14 September 2018
In one of our previous blog posts, you learned what a location type in the Shack Locations map directory extension is.
You learned that a location type is actually a cornerstone of a Shack Locations map directory.
A Shack Locations location type always belongs to a Shack Locations legend.
In this definition blog post, you will learn what a Shack Locations legend is.
Before you start
A Shack Locations legend is actually a container for Shack Locations location types.
To get a better grasp of the Shack Locations legend concept, please take a read of "What Is a Location Type in Shack Locations?" blog post.
A legend, singular, for Shack Locations map directory viewers
In a context of a geographical map, a map legend describes all the signs and symbols you would see on a map.
This is exactly how Wikipedia defines a legend:
To ensure that a person can correctly read a map, a map legend is a key to all the symbols used on a map. It is like a dictionary so you can understand the meaning of what the map represents.
Your Shack Locations map directory legend area doesn't display explanations of the map symbols and keys.
But your map directory viewers will still see underneath it an area similar to a regular map legend.
The highlighted area is what a Shack Locations map directory legend, singular, is from its viewer point of view.
Legends, plural, from Shack Locations map directory creator point of view
Your map directory viewers see one whole legend area. But for this legend area to come into being, you have to create more than one legend.
On the image above, as far as you as the map directory creator is concerned, the Facilities is one legend. The Memberships is the second legend. The Learn a Sport is the third legend.
You create them in your Shack Locations control panel:
Then you assign each of the legends to at least one location type:
Once you are done with this task, you end up with each of your legends having its own location types:
Now the legend your Shack Locations map directory viewer will see is ready.
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