Map Tag in HTML5


An image-map is an image with clickable areas. The <map> tag is supported in all major browsers. An image map is one image with multiple "clickable" areas. Attributes consist of a name and a value separated by an equals (=) sign, with the value surrounded by double-quotes. This attribute is associated with the <img>'s usemap attribute and creates a relationship between the image and the map.
First of all, you need a suitable graphic. An image that cannot be divided into different sections is not your best choice, but an image that has clear cut-offs or lines would be better. Of course, this does not apply to navigational menus or similar, just to everyday pictures like animals, objects or people.
You'll need different co-ordinates depending on what sort of "hot spot" you'd like to use.
Hot Spot
Now that you've got your image and co-ordinates. There are three different shapes (commonly termed "hot spots") that can be used in image maps. They are as follows:


HTML tags can contain one or more attributes. Attributes are added to a tag to provide the browser with more information about how the tag should appear or behave.
Attributes consist of a name and a value separated by an equals (=) sign, with the value surrounded by double-quotes.
There are 3 kinds of attributes that you can add to your HTML tags: Element-specific, global, and event handler content attributes. 

Element-Specific Attributes

The following table shows the attributes that are specific to this tag/element.
Attributes Introduced by HTML5
Attributes Description             
name Assigns a name to the image map.

Global Attributes

The following attributes are standard across all HTML 5 tags.
HTML5 Global Attributes
accesskey draggable style
class hidden tabindex
dir spellcheck  
contenteditable id title
contextmenu lang  


Event Handler Content Attributes

Here are the standard HTML 5 event handler content attributes.
onabort onerror* onmousewheel
onblur* onfocus* onpause
oncanplay onformchange onplay
oncanplaythrough onforminput onplaying
onchange oninput onprogress
onclick oninvalid onratechange
oncontextmenu onkeydown onreadystatechange
ondblclick onkeypress onscroll
ondrag onkeyup onseeked
ondragend onload* onseeking
ondragenter onloadeddata onselect
ondragleave onloadedmetadata onshow
ondragover onloadstart onstalled
ondragstart onmousedown onsubmit
ondrop onmousemove onsuspend
ondurationchange onmouseout ontimeupdate
onemptied onmouseover onvolumechange
onended onmouseup onwaiting

<area> Tag

The HTML <area> tag is used for defining an area in an image map. Image maps are images with clickable areas (sometimes referred to as "hotspots") that usually link to another page.
- Alternate text. This specifies text to be used in case the browser/user agent can't render the image.
coords - Specifies the coordinates of the clickable area. Coordinates are specified as follows:
 rect: left, top, right, bottom
 circle: center-x, center-y, radius
 poly: x1, y1, x2, y2, ...
shape - Defines a shape for the clickable area. Possible values:default
href  - Specifies the URL of a page or the name of the anchor that the link goes to.
target - Specifies the target frame to load the page into.
For example
  1. <!DOCTYPE html>  
  2. <html>  
  3.     <head>  
  4.         <title>Image Map</title>  
  5.     </head>  
  6.     <body>  
  7.         <img src ="image1.gif"  
  8. width="225" height="151" border="0"  
  9. alt="Mueller Hut, Mount Cook, and I"  
  10. usemap ="#muellermap" />  
  11.         <map id ="muellermap"  
  12. name="muellermap">  
  13.             <area shape ="rect" coords ="90,80,120,151"  
  14.   href =";"  
  15.   alt="Me" />  
  16.             <area shape ="poly" coords ="55,55,120,80,90,80,90,100,70,100,20,80,55,55"  
  17.   href ="" target="_blank"  
  18.   alt="Mount Cook" />  
  19.             <area shape ="poly" coords ="145,80,145,100,215,90,215,80,180,60,145,80"  
  20.   href ="" target="_blank"  
  21.   alt="Mueller Hut" />  
  22.         </map>  
  23.     </body>  
  24. </html>  
Internet Explorer
Now move the mouse over the image and click on a different area of the image. Now click on the men area.