Highlight countries

In this example we explain how to create a beautiful map zoomed on specific countries. For this map we will use the world map and highlight Mexico and Honduras.

The map we are going to create has this url:

https://urlmaps.com/31?a=mexico:4eb549|honduras:fb9e67

You can easily test every step yourself by copying the url and pasting it in the url bar of another browser tab or window.

world countries - Mexico and Honduras

Creating this map

In 3 simple steps we get to our final result:

1. Select a base map

world countries - all areas

We start with the base map. From the urlmaps list of available maps we select the World countries map (map id 31).

https://urlmaps.com/31

2. Zoom on the areas

world countries - mexico and honduras

We add the a-param with the area codes of Mexico and Honduras, separated by | (pipe).

https://urlmaps.com/31?a=Mexico|Honduras

3. Color the areas

world countries - color mexico and honduras

We add colors to the countries by specifying the color after the country, separated by colon.

https://urlmaps.com/31?a=Mexico:4eb549|Honduras:fb9e67