Now, you can embed google maps into your own websites. Like, well, this:
Okay, it's not working right yet. I'm still trying to figure it out. Okay, got it working. Problem was that trying to insert script elements into a wordpress post was problematic because it insists on mangling quote characters. I'll post again when I have this all figured out.
I've disabled the above, since it doesn't work properly from comments and the archive.
Oh, forgot the link to the API description.
Addendum 2: Check this out. Heh.
Well, that didn't take very long. The first cool hack for Google Earth has already appeared. As is reported on lifehacker, there is a hack to download geotagged photos from Flickr that are close to the location you are looking at. That's pretty cool. Now all I need is one of those GPS enabled camera phones... and...
I know, everyone and their mother already knows about this, but....
My brother called me at 11:15 last night to tell me about Google Earth. I actually had downloaded it, but not installed it. I've installed it. I've run it. It's very cool. But it doesn't quite know where my house is. Check it out.