More About Mapplets
Google’s Mapplets, announced at the end of May, is coming along nicely: it’s now fully integrated into the “My Maps” tab of Google Maps, and you can save Mapplet content to a personal map. Google LatLong, Google Maps API Blog; see also Google Earth Blog, Google Maps Mania.
Mapplets, you may recall, are a way that mashup developers can send their content to the Google Maps interface: users don’t need to visit the developer’s site to access their map data. This announcement makes it that much easier to access and manipulate that data.