Making an Interactive Map - Where to start

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by potta123, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. potta123 macrumors newbie

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    Bonjour, ive used RapidWeaver to setup a couple of sites for local businesses with some success and now looking to add an interactive map/jpeg so that each area can be scrolled over/clicked on to direct to other pages.

    Any advise appreciated on what is required to achieve this and whether this can be done in RW or will i need dreamweaver/photoshop.
    With Thanks
     
  2. lgmac macrumors newbie

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    Dreamweaver and hot spots

    I manage a small website for a local town. The town office provided scanned images of tax maps that I converted to pdf files. Next I created an index in Photoshop, with heavy colored lines (layers) showing the boundaries of each pdf file. The index didn't provide enough area to enter a number in each section, so I had to put my index numbers around the outside of the map and point to the appropriate area inside the map. Next I created a hot spot over each number, so when a user places the courser over the number, it turns into a little hand, indicating a down load pdf file is available. I also provided brief instructions on the page, telling surfers how to download the appropriate tax map. Hope this helps and good luck.
     
  3. ChicoWeb macrumors 65816

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    You may want to look into the Google Maps API's.
     
  4. potta123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the replies so far, its more of a photo of the product rather than a geographical map so its sounds like i need to brush up on photoshop layers - how to make different layers clickable. hmmmm
     

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