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HTML <map> Tag


An image map, with clickable areas:

<img src="workplace.jpg" alt="Workplace" usemap="#workmap" width="400" height="379">

<map name="workmap">
  <area shape="rect" coords="34,44,270,350" alt="Computer" href="computer.htm">
  <area shape="rect" coords="290,172,333,250" alt="Phone" href="phone.htm">
  <area shape="circle" coords="337,300,44" alt="Cup of coffee" href="coffee.htm">
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Definition and Usage

The <map> tag is used to define an image map. An image map is an image with clickable areas.

The required name attribute of the <map> element is associated with the <img>'s usemap attribute and creates a relationship between the image and the map.

The <map> element contains a number of <area> elements, that defines the clickable areas in the image map.

Browser Support

<map> Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes


Attribute Value Description
name mapname Required. Specifies the name of the image map

Global Attributes

The <map> tag also supports the Global Attributes in HTML.

Event Attributes

The <map> tag also supports the Event Attributes in HTML.

More Examples


Another image map, with clickable areas:

<img src="planets.gif" width="145" height="126" alt="Planets"

<map name="planetmap">
  <area shape="rect" coords="0,0,82,126" href="sun.htm" alt="Sun">
  <area shape="circle" coords="90,58,3" href="mercur.htm" alt="Mercury">
  <area shape="circle" coords="124,58,8" href="venus.htm" alt="Venus">
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Related Pages

HTML DOM reference: Map Object

Default CSS Settings

Most browsers will display the <map> element with the following default values:

map {
  display: inline;