Google Maps API Now Available

Google has just announced that they've released an API for web developers who want to create applications with Google Maps.

I'm sure this will spawn even more resources like ChicagoCrime.org and Housingmaps.com.

A paragraph from Google's announcement also notes that Google is considering (no surprise) placing advertising onto Google Maps in the future.

The API is open to commercial and non-commercial websites that are free to consumers. Google will include the Google logo on the map, a link back to Google Maps and may show ads in the future on the maps.

Full Text of Google Maps API annnouncement.