Mapping mash-ups have been the rage, but personally I've been "underwhelmed" with the mash-ups I've experienced. Why?
- Creating a mash-up required more coding skill than I cared to learn
- Ditto for most people
- Thus, map mash-ups were mainly created by programmers
This may all be about to change. Today, Google has released a new service named "My Maps". Via what appears to be an easy graphical interface, one may now create "and share" mash-ups. This new feature should increase geometrically the mash-ups available, and content will now be created by normal folk (or nearer to normal)! Over the weekend, I'll play around with this service and post more comments, perhaps even a screencast.
Ziff Davis has an article you may wish to read about the new Google service.