Is there a way plot groups of my Gmail contacts' physical locations in Google Maps?
OS is Windows Vista.
Umm, Google Latitude? But of course it needs the contacts to have a mobile device with GPS and their permission.
Being able to sync a Contact Group with a custom Google Map seems like such an obvious feature or easy add-on to program, that I'm amazed it hasn't been done.
There's a workaround that is annoying, but it works and after set-up requires manual maintenance. It uses Google Map's KML import feature. KML is an XML based format for listing mappable addresses and map coordinates.
This is a good way to first set-up the map. If you have very frequent changes, you can import more KML files, but infreequent changes are more easily accomplished by directly editing a map.
Now only if someone would step-up and create a sync utility! sigh