I am building a map for a local group of shops so when you hover over a shop, a popup bubble appears with info about that shop. You can also zoom in and zoom out of different parts of the map. This is all done through flash. The info that appears in each of these bubbles is controlled by an XML file. So far, this is done and everything is working fine.
What I would like to do is add another element to this map where users can search across each of the shops by category. For instance, at the bottom of the map, there would be check boxes for clothing stores, jewelery stores, restaurants, etc. When a user selects one of these check boxes, only those stores that are in those categories are highlighted. You can see similar functionality of what I'm talking about at:
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I want the "category" to also be driven by the XML (if, for any reason, a store changes categories in the future we can quickly edit that) and I want the categories to appear below the map with checkboxes. When a checkbox is clicked, I want only those stores in that category to be highlighted (everything else will be dimmed out).
I welcome all bids.