As the tech world clammers for a closed beta invite of Google Wave, it is left to the lucky few to play around and report back.
The original Google Wave Developer Preview clip on YouTube [views: 4.5 million and counting] gave a tantalising glimpse to the basics of the product.
But now the wider web community is beginning to have a play with some of its features. Here is a quick overview of how the map functionality works. Critical, in GoogleWaveLand, for sharing travel plans and an interesting pointer for the likes of TripIt, Dopplr, TripCase and now Kayak.