Now consider Google's new program to allow businesses to associate data with Google Maps:
Google Local Business CenterIf I were a small business, say a Cafe owners, I'd sign up tonight.
Enter your business information below. Your listing will appear to the right. This is just a first step. After this has been completed, you will be able to upload photos and videos, specify categories, payment options and business hours and much more.
This will be very cool when Mobile Map users are able to specify alert criteria, so we get pinged when we pass near retailers who match our criteria ...