A hot trend in technology these days is having a platform which widgets can integrate into — whether that’s Facebook or Google’s own Gadgets. In the past, a lot of innovative mashups have emerged which combine data from Google Maps in someway, and this just takes it a step further by having it integrated right into Google Maps with a Google Earth-style checkbox to toggle views.
Google’s recent ‘featurizing’ of things within Google Maps somewhat has me excited for the future. They’ve been constantly adding and updating their tools, and each time it seems to get better and better. What’s next?