Now, I have seen a mapping site that has just blown me away. It uses data from realestate.com.au/domain.com.au and uses the Microsoft Virtual Earth Mapping Service.
The Spyk site is basically a mash-up, which is taking data from a variety of sources such as Virtual Earth. The user gets a mapping system and a simple search tools.
Notice how most of the screen is made up of the map. You can move the map by clicking and dragging the map and you can also zoom in and out.
It is a wonderful example of what is to come and although this will no doubt raise the ire of the major portals domain.com.au and realestate.com.au and possible legal action (which in my view they will find hard to win but too expensive to fight for Spyk).
The site is only in its beta release and does have its annoyances but it has raised the bar in terms of interface and structure!