I have a map of the United States as a SVG file. I need to use SVG because I need the outline of the states to select them, etc., for my project. What I want though is to merge several states into one "object", so that object is the selectable unit instead of each individual state. So, I would like only the outline of the state group to be the object. Is there any way to do this in Illustrator? For example, all land-locked states of a group would not have an SVG outline, just the stroke. Thanks.