Five Years of Google Maps Mashups

Mike Pegg, now with Google, returns to his old stomping grounds at Google Maps Mania to muse on the fifth anniversary of the first Google Maps hack. “Keep in mind that an API for Google Maps did not yet exist. This was the first act of its kind to mash data up and add it to a Google Map and as far as record keeping goes, is, the first Google Maps hack, or mashup. … There is so much significance to today and it started so many things. It’s the act that showed that a Google Maps API should be created.”