Ever wanted to geocode in 3d with flex and AS3? Mark Walters added a great simplified approach to this on the EDGE Adobe site that helps get you started. It uses Yahoo maps to get the lat/long and then has a globe that you can add markers onto.
Some other great uses of 3d and interface are here, link roundup:
- New acrobat.com which includes buzzword (one app that makes RIA look good)
- Morphing objects in papervision 3d from Bigspaceship Labs
- Absolutely sick 3D maps in some cases better than Google Earth (slow to load but worth it)
- Den Ivanov’s Seasons
- Tagworld (flickr tag globe)