The objectives stated in my proposal were met for the most part. I certainly learned more about the google maps API, which I feel is a very powerful tool for an individual involved in web based GIS to be familiar with.
I made a map of power plants in the state of Ohio using different colored markers for each type of power plant. I then imported an air pollution layer from the USGS, as well as a state and county line layer. I was able to include information in the markers as well as a link to a web resource containing more information about the power plant the marker represents. I actually created the markers that I used on the map using a google color code system, each different color marker is a separate variable.
This project taught me a lot about the Google Maps API, and I feel that this will be a useful tool for my career.