Google Maps is a free mapping service from Google. A mashup is a Web application that combines data from more than one source into a single integrated tool.
Mapki– A Wiki specifically for Google Map Mashups
Of course, we are not only interested in how to find a restaurant or a new jogging route, but how Google Map Mashups might be useful for journalists.
Here are a few examples of how news organizations are using Google Maps to cover events:
San Diego Fires (The San Diego Union-Tribune)
San Francisco Oil Spill (The San Francisco Chronicle)
Oregon Wind Storm (The Oregonian)
Kansas Unsolved Homicides (The Wichita Eagle)
Also: See 5 Maps That Connect Communities (10,000 Words)