Google Map15 Sep 2007
We've finally got a couple of current entries on the home page for the restaurant, so it looks almost weblog-like, and we finally have a satellite image from Google Maps. The toughest part was figuring out how to customize the icon without it getting squished (hint: the graphic file has to be square, since it gets reduced to 32x32 pixels).
Update: I forgot to say that I'm using the relatively new embedded map feature of Google Maps, where similar to YouTube you can generate some HTML directly in Google Maps without having to mess with the API. To use a custom icon you need a load a KML file into Google Maps that references an URL for the icon. It seems easiest to use Google Earth to create the KML file than to try to create it from scratch.