Google Flash ...
Flash the Google map ... Will we ever see a SilverLight API for GM ;-) ?
Web developer Nianwei Liu has released a wrapper API for Flash Maps, called Map Bridge:
An example within the announcement post shows driving directions with an animated fly-over. Like Liu’s mention of Street View, this shows why Flash can be useful for mapping. Even the geniuses that originally created Google Maps can’t get an experience as smooth as what Flash provides.