Creative Uses & Capabilities Of Google Maps API: More Than A Map
In order to celebrate the 800,000 active users of the Google Maps API, Google has launched a showcase website for their product.
The website, named "More Than A Map", features the capabilities of the API and displays various demos to show its power.
It is possible to find demos of the standard maps to satellite views, usage of the "places", routing and more. The source of the demos is also a good way of finding out their usage.
Also, under the "Developer Stories" menu, selected real-world implementations of the API can be found for inspiration.