This article is a pointer to my original one on the sun/oracle blog. I wrote up how to build a Yahoo maps application. The idea was to build a map showing the approximate location of members of a group for the purposes of planning meetings. The date should be noted and that using Yahoo didn’t seem that odd at the time; it’s been replaced in market and mind share as the programmatic map application by google and privacy implications are much higher. This item is as much a technology diary as anything else.