We are an event and meeting interactive technology solution vendor. As such, we do events for our clients all over the world.
We are looking to develop a Google Maps "layer" that will show the map of the World with locations and some specific information (from our database).
The map would provide certain information on the 'high level' (zoomed out) and more details would be visible as the user would zoom in. Another option is that there could be different layers of data that the user could turn on and off, which would cause the map always show a particular level of information no matter what the zoom level.
We're open to discussion with someone who has done Google Maps integration and has experience and his/her best practices to share.
At this moment, we're about 3 weeks from having the final version of the database ready for review. The format we're using is MS Excel.