Easy way to build a county-focused clickable web map?
November 15, 2010 7:34 AM Subscribe
Can you help me easily build a clickable web map centered on counties (in US)?
posted by rachelpapers to computers & internet (6 answers total)
I work as a web developer in the US, and I'm wondering if anyone out there is aware of an easy way to build clickable county maps.
I have a big pile of data that is associated with counties in North Carolina. I would like to be able to display a map of North Carolina with counties. Ideally, when a user mouses over a county, the user might see the name of the county and some other limited data (like # of records in this county, etc). Clicking on the county would then let them view this data.
I have seen approaches to doing this that involve techniques like image maps, or (eyecch) Flash, and I'm curious to see if there is a tool out there that can do this easily that I am not aware of. Internets, can you help me?
Is there a feature buried in the Google Maps API or Open Street Maps that I'm not aware of? Thank you all!