I can successfully place maps on my page, set bounds, etc, etc, but I'm having an incredibly hard time in the following:
My requriements are extremely simple, I want a 'file' (KML, JS, I don't know) of each country and it's borders so that I can simply (as an example) select a country from a dropdown list and OpenLayers highlight that country!
I did think it would be a simple task, have gone through all 220 examples of the OpenLayers website and can't see anything remotely close.
I've been here: http://thematicmapping.org/downloads/world_borders.php
Downloaded the WorldData which I thought would have the vector co-ordinates for the worlds countries borders, it looks to be a database file but haven't a clue what to do with this!
If someone can break down the basics, I'd be incredibly grateful and better still show a basic example of what I'm after, I should be able to learn from it.