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NAVIGATING THE MAP
NAVIGATING THE MAP 

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The map is made up by a set of 22 layers, each one visualizing a different parameter and marked by its own symbol.

Layering. By default the map shows the layers representing places mentioned in Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. There are 4 layers for each cantica: specific places (cities, towns, mountains), large regions (i.e. Italy), medium-sized regions (i.e. Tuscany), small regions (i.e. Val di Greve). While specific places are marked by pins, the three kinds of regions are marked by circles of different sizes.

Customizing. Layer visualization is customizable: just click on the layer button in the toolbar and select/deselect layers. By clicking on a layer’s name you can regulate the opacity of its symbols (a useful option if you want to visualize many layers at once).

Moving. You can explore the map in its extension: with the left button of your mouse pressed, you can move it in any direction.

Zooming. You can zoom in and out. The default view of the map may not show all the place names in areas with a high concentration of markers: you have to zoom in to have a fully detailed visualization.

Naming. The map uses English rather than Italian names, when available.

Pop-ups. When you click on a place marker, a pop-up appears. For each mention of that place you will have a different card displaying relevan information about the place and the specific passages in which Dante refers to it. The entry Link to canto leads the complete text of the canto in which a given mention occurs.