I've been using the Google Maps API for the last few days to test certain concepts out and I have to say it is one of the most stable, featured and efficient pieces of code that I've ever worked with. It is just awesome. Google really is the company that has the software developers that can make a difference to the world. Yes, not in a small way, if they are that good they are really impacting the lives of so many individuals all over the globe and hopefully abetting the creation of systems that helps everyone.