Google Maps and Google Earth Views of Puget Sound
Note that when you are in the Google Maps view, if you have Google Earth installed on your PC, you can click on the little blue "KML" link and it will open Google Earth and take you to the same view there. The KML link is just above the Traffic tab. Also, you can use that Traffic tab to turn traffic displays on or off, and use the "Map", "Satellite", and "Hybrid" tabs to shift between a map view, a satellite image view, and a combined view.
If you have a Google account, you can use the Google Maps, My Maps capability to create your own maps and, if you wish, share them. For a tutorial on mapping using My Maps:
To see Wikipedia articles presented in a Google Maps application, take a look at Wikimapia:
The KML format (Keyhole Markup Language) is an XML-based scheme for representing placemarks, points, lines, polygons and other types of data within mapping frameworks like Google Earth and Google Maps. KML is also an emergent geospatial standard as recognized by the Open Geospatial Consortium: OGC KML Workgroup. KML can also be consumed within frameworks like the Virtual Earth Mashup.