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The Interactive Map Builder is a plugin for WordPress and enables you to create interactive maps for your blog. You can configure an extensive set of options to fit the look and feel of your website.
Wide Range of Maps
There are many possible regions to display on a map. For example, you can…
Create a map of the whole world
Create a map of any continent .
Create maps of subcontinents , like Western Europe or North America
Create maps of any country . There are more than 200 to choose from. For example: USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Turkey, India, China,..
Create maps of any US-State .
You can find a complete list of all available regions at the end of this page.
Depending on the displayed region on the map, you can set the resolution of the maps borders. The following resolutions are available:
Country borders are available for world, continent, subcontinent and country maps.
State and province borders are available for almost all countries, except for some very small countries and islands.
Metro borders are available for the US map and an US-State.
Highlight Regions or Add Markers
There are two different modes available for a map:
Regions mode can be used to highlight countries, states/provinces and metro-areas.
Marker mode can be used to mark designated regions using bubbles.
Additional interactivity can be added with Tooltips
. These become visible when the mouse pointer hits a highlighted region or marker. It is possible to edit the following styles:
Change the Font
Set another Font size
Set another Font color
Click Actions allow to add special behavior to the map when a region or marker is being clicked. The plugin comes with predefined click actions:
Show HTML allows to display HTML for the clicked region or marker below the map.
Show image opens a lightbox with images.
Show bars displays a small chart below the map.
...or create your own click action:
Customize the HTML around the map
Add your own CSS to the map
How do click actions work?
You can set a click value
Yes, all click actions are fully customizable
. The plugin has an editor included that has syntax-highlighting and is capable of catching errors from your code. This will ensure comfortable and frustation-free editing.
The Map Builder
The map builder makes it easy to change the styling of a map.
Some of the available customizations are:
Background color of the map,
Height and width,
Border width and color,
Marker size and opacity,
Marker and region colors,
All changes become visible right away in a preview. The plugin uses the Google Geo Chart API
to render the maps.
Once the map is saved, it can be inserted anywhere in your posts and pages using the shortcode.
Import & Export
Both maps and click actions can be exported and imported. So copying from one blog to another becomes very easy. Furthermore, the plugin allows to download an export file of a map to store a backup copy.
HTML5 and SVG
The generated output is cross-browser compatible (with VML for older IE browsers) and also works on mobile platforms like iOS and Android. No plugins are needed.
If needed, the maps automatically resize to fit to the available width.
Complete list with all available regions
Table with the possible continents, sub-continents and countries:
Algeria, Egypt, Western Sahara, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia
Burkina Faso, Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Cape Verde, Ghana, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Saint Helena, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Togo
Angola, Congo, Central African Republic, Congo, Cameroon, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Sao Tome and Principe, Chad
Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Malawi, Mozambique, Réunion, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Mayotte, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland, South Africa
Guernsey, Jersey, Åland, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Faroe Islands, United Kingdom, Ireland, Isle of Man, Iceland, Lithuania, Latvia, Norway, Sweden, Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, France, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands
Bulgaria, Belarus, Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine
Andorra, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Spain, Gibraltar, Greece, Croatia, Italy, Montenegro, Macedonia, Malta, Serbia, Portugal, Slovenia, San Marino, Holy See (Vatican City State)
Bermuda, Canada, Greenland, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, United States
Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Aruba, Barbados, Saint Barthélemy, Bahamas, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Cayman Islands, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin (French part), Martinique, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, Turks and Caicos Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Virgin Islands (British), Virgin Islands (U.S.)
Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, El Salvador
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Paraguay, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela
Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan
China, Hong Kong, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Mongolia, Macao, Taiwan
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan
Brunei, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam
United Arab Emirates, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Cyprus, Georgia, Israel, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, State of, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, Yemen
Australia and New Zealand
Australia, Norfolk Island, New Zealand
Fiji, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu
Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Nauru, Palau
American Samoa, Cook Islands, Niue, French Polynesia, Pitcairn, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Wallis and Futuna, Samoa
Table with the possible provinces:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, District of Columbia
v1.0.1 - April 4, 2014
* Minor changes. Improved compatibility to other plugins.
v1.0.0 - March 26, 2014
* Initial Launch of the plugin