[OSGeo-Discuss] Generating html clickable image maps from polygons

Fawcett, David David.Fawcett at state.mn.us
Mon Jan 5 13:13:32 PST 2009


You can use MapServer to generate imagemaps.  See http://mapserver.org/output/imagemaps.html


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From: discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org [mailto:discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Alexandre Leroux
Sent: Monday, January 05, 2009 2:37 PM
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Subject: [OSGeo-Discuss] Generating html clickable image maps from polygons

Hi list,

A rather technical question. I was able to find a potential solution 
with GRASS GIS, but want to know if there are other solutions involving 
FOSS4G software.

Which other FOSS4G software can generate html clickable image maps out 
of polygons? The challenge is simple: a colleague has many polygons that 
must be exported to several clickable PNGs like the example on this 
page: http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/warnings/sqc_e.html
(A webmap tool such as OpenLayers would be much more powerful, but in 
some cases we do need clickable PNGs.)

I found out it seems GRASS GIS 6.3+ can do it via its HTMLMAP driver: http://www.phygeo.uni-hannover.de/grass/grass63/manuals/html63_user/htmlmapdriver.html
Can any other OSGeo software do the same?

Thanks for any reply!

Alexandre Leroux, M.Sc., Ing.
Environnement Canada / Environment Canada
Centre météorologique canadien / Canadian Meteorological Centre Section de la réponse aux urgences environnementales / Environmental Emergency Response Section alexandre.leroux at ec.gc.ca _______________________________________________
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