I had gotten an email from IDELIX and promptly ignored it as their idea sounds like a hassle given the simplicity and ease of use Google Maps and Virtual Earth offer us. Well after a weekend of seeing everyone post about it I thought I’d give it another look. Well I think I was correct in ignoring it, the more middle men you put between me and the data, the less interested I am in it. The technology looks impressive, but to me it almost seems like a technology looking for a purpose rather than filling a need. Plus it turns the speedy Google Maps and Virtual Earth into a slow “Java-like” web application, rather than the lightweight AJAX solution that they are. I’m sure that there is an application for this technology out there, but the demo doesn’t show it.