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-=== Why use /sites instead of /datasets if datasets supports all of the sites input parameters and more? ===+=== Why use sites instead of datasets if datasets supports all of the sites input parameters and more? ===
  
 When building map-based applications,​ there are fewer site objects to map, so marker drawing completes faster. ​ Also, because sites typically have many datasets, directly mapping datasets results in more overlapping markers. ​ If the client application does not provide a means of separating the markers, users will not be able to graphically select or interact with the stacked markers. When building map-based applications,​ there are fewer site objects to map, so marker drawing completes faster. ​ Also, because sites typically have many datasets, directly mapping datasets results in more overlapping markers. ​ If the client application does not provide a means of separating the markers, users will not be able to graphically select or interact with the stacked markers.

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