Map mashup developers take note. Google has just announced that it has made several changes to the Google Maps base map, which now includes several new base layers as well as well as more detailed information.
Brady Forrest over at O'Reilly Radar has a new post that highlights an unofficial release of preliminary API for Latitude, Google's geo-location sharing service. Although the API has not been formally identified by Google, the API can be seen in use in two new apps: the new Google Location Blog Badge and Google Talk Location Status.
Localscope, the app that:
"lets you see and know your locality like never before," now "enables third party applications to use the Localscope app to search for and discover geo tagged information via the Localscope API."