Having a lok at how we might overlay a range of extra information on our view of the world. In a very Augmented Reality kinda way with iPhones and GPS I can see us moving through real spaces seeing information and more overlayed on 3D models.
Well with the might of GoogleMaps and more open GIS data we take another step forwards in this regard. The IMD data which maps relative disadvantage for some 32,500 little zones for the whole of the UK is one such set, see PoVeSham's blog for a nice coverage. The next step then is to overlay that, enter the guys at MapTube who have integrated IMD with GoogleMaps.
[screengrab of MapTube's IMD integration with GoogleMaps]