Google Maps - Not only a Website nor only a Service - It's also Developer Platform.
I'm in the US doing a consulting assignment at the moment. As previously mentioned
Adelaide, South Australia is home. So I'm a long way from home and this is only the
second time I've been to the States. The last was in 1997.
So image how important Google Maps is for
me. I can whack in my hotel's address and then that of my client site and bam! I can
find the way there with ease.
But I haven't limited my use of Google's maps to just using the service. I've been
reading Blogs about it. I found some interesting links all over the place regarding
how it works. Here's a good one: http://jgwebber.blogspot.com/2005/02/mapping-google.html
But “mini-app“ that I thought was very neat is a little tour
of Keene (a small town in MA, USA). The final comment made in the screencast about
GPS being the tool to “annotate the planet“ is really quite funky.
Bring on the future - oh, and Google Maps for Australia please!
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