NY Times Covers Google Mashups

Thursday's New York Times covered the maps-mashing phenomenon in an article entitled "A Journey to a Thousand Maps Begins With an Open Code". The core of the story is not new to readers here but it does cover a number of interesting examples (most or all of which can be found at the excellent Google Maps Mania):

Perhaps the most notable part of the story is towards the end when discussing how Trulia, a for-profit business and not just a hobbyist site, is beginning to run into one of the core mashup issues: data ownership, royalties, and how to share revenue. As their business grows, Google has expressed an interest in sharing. And not that Realtors would try to control their data either...

Be sure to read the next News Services article: Seattle Mind Camp