My first steps in the world of Google API's and services.A few weeks ago google anounced the complete coverage of the Netherlands. Now I would be able to translate a street address into a longitude/lattitude pair. The last barier for not using the maps api in my application was gone.It was amazing how quickly I had my first integrated map. Most of the effort was not in learning the api and using it but finding the right hooks to integrate it in our cms viewbox. A first draft of this integration is now being used as a demo in our office. Curiously I am waiting for all the brilliant ideas that will pop up the next week.