I would like to create a clickable map of UK ceremonial counties ( a little bit like : http://activeden.net/item/uk-interactive-map-over-130-clickable-counties/full_screen_preview/45933 ). My intent is to provide an easy way to click through to county level maps with GPS trail data (using openstreetmap), and therefore wondered if there was a way I could utilise openstreetmap to also achieve the county level mapping as well, maybe using a different tile collection?

I've searched on Google but haven't found any signs of a county level tile set (ie. no roads / other stuff). I assume it's a far from trivial task to try and extract this small subset of data, and render a new tile collection?

Any thoughts / advice on this would be much appreciated.



asked 21 May '13, 16:29

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First of all, do a text search about keywords like boundary or borders at the search box of this FAQ site ... there are a bunch of topics dealing with the exclusive filtering or displaying of borders taken from the OSM data.

Secondly you want a feature to highlight a certain region if the mouse hovers over it, and make it clickable ... try to look at openlayers.org or leafletjs.org ... they have a lot of examples how that feature may be offered.

Or have a look at download.geofabrik.de and hover over the list of countries or continents there ... each is highlighted on the map on the right screen. If this or similar is your aim, ask the team from geofabrik.de how they did it.

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answered 22 May '13, 16:31

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