Chris Heathcote in his anti-mega blog has a really interesting application combining google maps & Flickr. He’s mapped it to New York, San Fransisco, London, Copenhagen, and Helsinki so far. I love this idea and it extends the useability of both really well. Its great fun but also I can imagine some very serious uses and although this is the first step in combining internet applications with the online community this could become a great tool for architects also. Imagine instantly looking at a map of a site, moving to satellite image zooming in, assessing the site and prototyping the design against any sort of customiseable settings, like time of day or season etc. Then keep track day to day of progress onsite. There are probably many more things as well that I just haven’t thought of yet….