Limit map view area for interaction

Discussion created by fallingdog on Jun 13, 2014
I am not sure really how big of a problem this is or if it is a problem at all in the long run, but???

I have a main activity that shows a map view and some buttons/company logo etc. in relative layouts. The parent relative layout has two children, a map view and a relative layout for the buttons, logo, and app title - appearing like an action bar. Some of the buttons open up fragments taking up 1/6 of the screen for user input. So what is weird is that I can drag the map around (and use all other gestures) in the empty space (no buttons or edit text views) of the fragment and the ???action bar.??? This feels a little unnatural to me as logic suggests that the user should not be able to interact with the map where they cannot see it. Is there a way to control this behavior? Like I said, I am not sure it is worth it to fix???.

Thanks so much for any input!