IndustryNext – Great Integration of Map Technology
This is a great example of choosing the right technology for the job. IndustryNext, like many companies, wanted to put a map on their contact page, but as cool as Google Maps is, it wasn’t the solution since IndustryNext’s site was built in Flash and Google Maps was built in AJAX.
So what they decided to do was use Yahoo Maps. It’s nearly identical to Google Maps, but in Flash. Like Google Maps, Yahoo Maps has a public API that you can tap into to build your own mashups. The result is a seemlessly integrated map experience.
Also note the use of direct linking within Flash on IndustryNext’s site, mimicking separate pages for each of the sections within the site. People have been doing this for a while, but it’s overlooked a lot: