Following on from Google's announcement that Google lets users create their own maps [webmasterworld.com], it seems that a new feature due to be released today, will add additional functionality.
From Wednesday at 6 a.m. PDT (1300 GMT), MyMaps users will have the capability to create personalized maps which plot the locations of everything from local fuel supplies, to the newest earthquakes, worldwide.
I forgot to add another one, Biomedical engineering professor Klaus Ley of the University of Virginia was involved in a way to track a single white bloodcell inside your body. He got the idea while watching the tour de france race when he noticed that the helicopters above could keep track of racers even while they were underneath trees. He learned more about it and applied it to his field.
One blood cell among millions. Tracking is no longer an issue. Everything can be mapped! I can't wait to see live user maps and see what people will track. I imagine roaches and rats, birds, a toy boat in a waterway.... who knows what else.
What might make live maps impossible is unfortunately politics. Knowing where all of the worlds armaments, tanks etc are from any laptop isn't something leaders would be ok with I don't think.