Hmm... I'm getting towards: geotagging, or even profiles. Might be useful in the mobile interface. Sorry, yes - back to you. I quite like this, though it might want a little bit more development and substance.
Here goes my broken record again: If we had custom thread fields, the first post in a thread could require a link to the gMap embed and other fields related to the mapped locale, then all subsequent threads could be a discussion of this locale. An instant directory.
Ok, we agree about the need for a Google Maps integration but we have a different opinion on the level of integration.
I am perfectly fine with a simple images that links to the dynamic version and I really don't want to have Google Maps squeezed into an iframe - imagine what happens if several users would like to show their location.
That's just me though.
i love the idea... a long time ago, i was looking for one to put in my vb board (member map)... i couldn't find one with the specs i was looking for. I needed a member map to see the country location of all the users... no street view, no clicking...just a small pin in the country ....