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

Steve Lime Steve.Lime at dnr.state.mn.us
Mon Jan 5 13:26:08 PST 2009

For completeness, MapServer can generate them two ways, using the image map driver
David mentions and using templated query outputs. Here's an example that has 3 
of 'em...



>>> On 1/5/2009 at 3:13 PM, in message
<6246727221874A4FB8D3F9BBC37D9BD5056DA0D0 at s-sp22.pca.state.mn.us>, "Fawcett,
David" <David.Fawcett at state.mn.us> wrote:
> Alex, 
> You can use MapServer to generate imagemaps.  See 
> http://mapserver.org/output/imagemaps.html 
> David.
> -----Original Message-----
> 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
> To: OSGeo Discussions
> 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/htmlmapdri 
> ver.html
> Can any other OSGeo software do the same?
> Thanks for any reply!
> Alex

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