My posts on how to use Google Maps within Flash have been some of the most popular posts I've had on SuperGeekery. They've generated a lot of emails from people around the world and those questions from readers have helped me learn mapping even better.
I got an email recently about centering a map and it gave me the opportunity to use a new tool in the Labs area of Google Maps. I made a short video below on how the feature works. I like getting the latitude and longitude from Google directly since it's the mapping service that my application is going to be using. I used to have to get this information from the permalink to a map, but now it's easier than ever. Take a look a the video below. (Sorry for the muffled audio. I'm fighting off a head cold.)