Park Tiles Slate

Posted on 01 Apr 2015 by Mamata Akella

This week, we’re excited to share yet another addition to our suite of custom NPS basemaps: Park Tiles Slate.

Low Vision

Park Tiles Slate serves our low vision users. Low vision users tend to adjust their computer’s settings to display at a higher contrast and inverted colors. For this reason, maps with light colored backgrounds (like Park Tiles) become unusable (see image below). Having Park Tiles Slate as an alternative ensures that everyone can use maps created with NPMap Builder.

A comparison of Park Tiles Slate (left) and Park Tiles (right) with high contrast and inverted color settings. A comparison of Park Tiles Slate (left) and Park Tiles (right) with high contrast and inverted color settings.

Design

Park Tiles Slate also helps support the growing number of visualizations made with NPMap Builder. Park Tiles Slate is similar in its design to other ‘dark’ maps that are available through online basemap providers. The idea behind this type of map design is to free up a lot of room, color-wise, for overlaid information to ‘pop’.

Take a Look

Use the map below to switch between Park Tiles Slate, Park Tiles, and Park Tiles Imagery.