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HTML | usemap Attribute

  • Last Updated : 02 Sep, 2021

The HTML usemap attribute is used to specify an image/object as an image map. It is related to a map element’s name or id attribute and creates a relationship between the img and the map.

Supported tags: 

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<element_name usemap="#mapname">

Attribute Values:

  • mapname: It is used to hold the map name containing the hash (#) character.



<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>HTML img usemap Attribute</title>
        body {
            text-align: center;
        h1 {
            color: green;
    <h2>HTML <img> usemap Attribute</h2>
    <img src=
        alt="" width="300" height="119" usemap="#shapemap" />
    <map name="shapemap">
        <!-- area tag contained image. -->
        <area shape="poly" coords="59, 31, 28, 83, 91, 83" href=
        <area shape="circle" coords="155, 56, 26" href=
        <area shape="rect" coords="224, 30, 276, 82" href=


Supported Browsers: The browsers supported by HTML usemap Attribute are listed below: 

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Apple Safari
  • Opera


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