The gap between software, Google Earth and and web service, Google Maps is closing. Google Earth has New York Times articles and YouTube features built-in. Today, it has been revealed that Google Maps is now getting YouTube videos embedded into the search results also.
Below is a sample screen shot of YouTube embedded in Google Maps. YouTube videos are represented by red dots:
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Webware mentioned that they were unable to locate Tay Zonday’s Chocolate Rain in Minneapolis, but couldn’t find any results. Chocolate Rain performed by 26 year-old University Minnesota student, Tay Zonday, has close to 20 million views on YouTube.
To get YouTube videos on Google Maps, you need to add the layer from the add-ons directory. Wikipedia mapplet, clouds, and elevation are other layers that can be implanted into Google Maps.
 Webware: Google Maps gets YouTube videos, ‘Chocolate Rain’ not included by Josh Lowensohn