Manually creating and programmatically using world maps

I'd like to have a world map where each country / state / region of country would be apparent and selectable as a "block", so I can draw it, color it, zoomt it or comment it programmaticaly (in php for example).

For this, I'd like to be independent from any only (or offline) service. so I'd have to "draw" myself this map using vectors over a real background map. Then "export" it so I can use it.

Stating this, I'm lost. Could you help me to identify :

  • In which software I can draw this map
  • How I can convert this drawing to something that I can easily use programmatically (let's say in php)
  • How this php usage would look like

Thank you for your help

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