Project link: http://DesMoinesRegister.com/pollution
Flash and Ajax development: Michael Corey
Data back-end: James E. Wilkerson
Data analysis: Chase Davis
Reporting: Perry Beeman and Chase Davis
The map is an Actionscript 3 application using the Google Maps Flash API for the geo functionality. The Flash also talks back and forth with Ajax on the HTML page. Both the Ajax and the Flash are driven by XML created by PHP with a MySQL database in the background.