At the August San Diego Flash User’s Group meeting, I gave a presentation on mapping solutions that are available for use in the Flash Platform. I want to say thanks to Zach Graves at Yahoo! who helped with some of the finer points of the Yahoo! solution. The slides are very visual, but there is some sample code tucked away in the deck. The main take away, was there are several great solutions available to Flash developers.
Some of the key points are: what is the map coverage of the interested area. This is an area of concern of an app I am developing. Adobe AIR support is also something to be aware of in picking your map solution.
One nice surprise was learning about the globe feature in the Mapquest 5.3 api.