Progressive drawing of simple SVGs on the HTML5 Canvas element

The HTML5 (is there supposed to be a space? I’m not sure) Canvas element is pretty cool! A recent school project involved visualizing some different data sets from┬áin an “interesting” manner. Most of what we did just a standard Google Maps API mash-up but I decided to spruce it up a bit with an intro animation using the Canvas element. My group was visualizing TARP data and from this decidedly American theme I added an animation to the background that drew an outline of the 50 states. This really was my first exposure to JavaScript and HTML5 (mainly being a C++ developer), so it was an interesting learning experience.
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If you had an HTML5 browser (IE 9+, Firefox 2.0+, Safari 3.1+, Chrome 4+) you’d see something cool here!

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