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    I am trying to build an interactive map of the US that is linked to a database so that users can mouse over a region on the map and get dynamic information about that region, viz., offices, products offered, etc. Anyone know of any good software or graphics of US maps that are suitable for such an application??? Thanks, Brad

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    Hi

    Well as for graphics I dont know, but what I am assuming is that you want a mouseover affect, as in a user moves the mouse over a designated area and as they do that a message pops up with information in another section of the page. am I right so far??

    Anyway there are two programs that I would recommend, Adobe ImageReady (comes with Photoshop 5.5) or Macromedia fireworks, both support image slicing.

    It is also possible to do with a program like photoshop by cutting up the picture but is alot easier using image slices.

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    If you are familiar with Flash, then a high level of interactivety could be achieved, and a good result.

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    Thanks, Big_Al...
    Image Ready is quite a program. I just dove into it today and it really does what I want. Thanks for pointing me in that direction.
    Brad
    P.S. You don't happen to be a sky diver in Texas do you?

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    Your very welcome, I was glad to help.

    And by the way no I'm not a skydiver in texas I'm on the other side of the globe (Australia)

    Have fun


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