I'm noticing a few changes when I visit the Google Maps site today. First, the map centers around my present location (by ip address presumably). The map is also right-justified, leaving room for the left column to display results from Google Local. Is anyone else seeing this? Overall it seems that there is a tighter integration with features previously only accessible from Google Local, and not from the main Google Maps site.
Take a look: North America, UK, and Japan
UPDATE: Google Maps update may affect mashups:
It seems as though the update by Google might be affecting some Google Maps mashups which are in use on the web. Here is a comment that was entered on this earlier post:
Is anyone else seeing their Google Maps integrations or mashups being affected by this Google Maps update?