World map with highlighting

design

#1

I’ve been trying to create a world map image which I can highlight different areas/countries. Preferably without resorting to Flash. Does anyone know of a method of highlighting e.g. using a:hover a generic part of an image? Or have you seen a website that has this sort of feature?

I’m not averse to a bit of programming.

Dave


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#2

[quote]I’ve been trying to create a world map image which I can highlight different areas/countries. Preferably without resorting to Flash. Does anyone know of a method of highlighting e.g. using a:hover a generic part of an image? Or have you seen a website that has this sort of feature?

I’m not averse to a bit of programming.[/quote]
It depends what detail level you want, really. Trying to do a highlighting effect when hovering over an area is going to need some serious image mappery. Either way, you are looking at a large number of images (or one huge image) to handle the highlighting of all the countries.

A more realistic approach would be just to go with continents or geographic regions, and then go into finer detail with a drill-down system.


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