On another intranet project, the client wanted to be able to graphically depict the launch status of a product in all the countries where the client does business. The statuses would be fed by a data mart, but they needed a way to draw the map. I had been evangelizing Flash as a rich interface technology for months, and I jumped at the opportunity.
The map is built in Flash using an XML data source, and color-codes itself according to country launch status. Rolling over a country reveals a box of metadata about it.