[openstreetmap/openstreetmap-website] Query Features button looks like a help button (#1712)

Minh Nguyễn notifications at github.com
Wed Jan 3 08:55:31 UTC 2018

The Query Features button is labeled with a question mark, which makes it look like a help button:


Since iD places its help button in roughly the same spot, iD uses a bookmark-in-book icon, which is difficult to discern. openstreetmap/iD#4650 would turn it into a question mark.

The query button’s function reminds me of click-to-select functions found in various developer tools, such as the Inspect Element function in browser DOM inspectors. In Firefox and Chrome, the button’s icon depicts an arrow cursor pointing at a box, while Safari uses a crosshair icon:

<img width="36" alt="firefox" src="https://user-images.githubusercontent.com/1231218/34513954-b599bda4-f01f-11e7-95e1-95c5bf561080.png"> <img width="31" alt="chrome" src="https://user-images.githubusercontent.com/1231218/34513964-c273cdd0-f01f-11e7-91ee-8e52139d7ecc.png"> <img width="38" alt="safari" src="https://user-images.githubusercontent.com/1231218/34513973-d409c2b6-f01f-11e7-9d42-a57a7973cbb4.png">  
_Inspect buttons in Firefox, Chrome, and Safari_

In this context, I think the crosshair could be confused with geolocation, but the pointer arrow should be pretty self-explanatory.

/cc @bhousel

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