A lot of creative things are being done with Google Maps, and a new fun thing is Panoramio.
Panoramio offers up photographs showcasing various points on the globe using Google Maps so you can see the lovely scenery. Photographic images are uploaded by users and can be seen by anyone, or set to be private so only you can see them. While they have had some problems with professional photographers wanting to use this to promote their photography and images that show only people and not the area, their policies towards image submissions are pretty lax. Anyone can sign up and submit their photos. The images must not include logos or any promotional devices, nor porn. Copyright protections don’t seem to be in place, so assume that your images aren’t protected and that you are “giving them away”.
It’s a nice way to show off your images and to connect a photograph with a location and a location with memorable photographs.