FranticFish - 6:54 am on Nov 5, 2010 (gmt 0)
In the current format ? Across all categories ?
In my view yes. The maps results are here to stay. And I have to say that for users large print and a snippet is more useful than small print and no snippet. It's only been this year that I've seen searches for things like 'pizza' (without location) show me maps results for pizzerias where I live. Local is the future of search - not just for users (with all the mobile geotagging, Foursquare, Facebook Places etc) but for Google too. The more different sets of results they can show the more advertising space there is.