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

Justin Deoliveira jdeolive at opengeo.org
Mon Jan 5 13:34:07 PST 2009

Someone recently contributed an html imagemap module for GeoServer.


An example of it in action here:



Alexandre Leroux wrote:
> 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!
> Alex

Justin Deoliveira
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