So this company called Google came up with some mapping app that includes an API apparently. Lots of fun to be had from there! So poking around on the web I found several places with good resources such as tutorials for the lehman. Below is a few:
http://www.google.com/apis/maps/documentation/ – When in doubt RTFM
http://www.econym.demon.co.uk/googlemaps/ – If you’re just too damn lazy (or require spoon-feeding – yeah I went there!)
http://libgmail.sourceforge.net/googlemaps.html – If you have waaay too much time to kill. Nifty use of it though.