spiderfy a word? Is it OK to use in technical documentation for software? Is there a better alternative?
I'm using the Google Maps API and there is this concept that many developers in the GIS community refer to as
spiderfying that resolves ambiguities between features (icons) on a map that exist at the same coordinates, or that are too close together to be easy to distinguish or act upon (click/touch) when the map is zoomed out. Often the markers are spread into a circle or a spiral with lines connecting each marker to the geographic point, and thus resembles a spider web, sort of.
"Click on a cluster to
spiderfy the markers so that you can choose your desired hotel."