Due to popular demand – well, one person asked for it – I have added (reverse) geocoding to my map application. In plain English, this means that you can enter your address and the application will zoom to that location on the map; hopefully, this will be less painful than having to get to your starting point by dragging/zooming around. Currently this only works for U.S. addresses as – as far as I am aware – the Google Maps API only supports U.S. addresses.
BBC News: Web 2.0 ‘distracts good design’
Check out some of the funky graphic animations on this guy’s web page – scroll down to the “Research” section; the animations start there.