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I'm looking for an interactive map that shows ONLY administrative divisions of a country. I need to personalize it so when the user clicks a region, the map shows some information about it. If it comes in colors and animations, it would be better. Is there a way I can achieve this? I've seen around and I found very good maps but maybe they show additional geographic information that is really good but might not be relevant for my web application (PHP). One more thing: I'm avoiding the use of Flash and Java Applets. Thanks.

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studentsoftheworld.info/menu_infopays.html like this? –  Mapperz Jan 16 '12 at 15:07
    
Good approach, but I need the internal division of a country. –  Jorge Jan 16 '12 at 15:11
    
Would you be prepared to to build your own database for internal divisions? –  Mapperz Jan 16 '12 at 15:19
    
I would, if there was no other way. –  Jorge Jan 16 '12 at 15:22
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have a look at wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:boundary%3Dadministrative - though some countries are limited but you download the data using the API –  Mapperz Jan 16 '12 at 15:27
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If you don't mind creating your own application you could make use of the natural earth data (http://www.naturalearthdata.com/). The quality is excellent and breaks down to state-/province-level. Additionally, the data has a lot of attribute information.

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Do you know if this is different from the Global Admin Boundaries? gadm.org –  djq Jan 17 '12 at 18:14
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The US Department of State’s Humanitarian Information Unit recently released a new data set, the Large Scale International Boundaries. Available at https://hiu.state.gov/data/data.aspx

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Can you just load the world data and then use this information to create a list of keywords from the attribute table ?

http://www.aubreyrhea.net/gis/index.php/2010/03/creating-a-list-of-keywords-from-the-attribute-table/

See if this is what you were looking for ?

Robert

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For the UK all administrative boundaries are available for free from Ordnance Survey.

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