I actually played around with the Maps 3.x and found it was going through major refactoring. And since NYCpedia is heavily dependent on polygons and there was already a pending auto-centering patch which we sorely needed, we decided to go with 2.x for now.
We realize this will complicate moving to 3.x, but when we saw the thread that 3.x devt has slowed down a bit and might be for the near future, we decided to bite the bullet coz of deadlines on our end.
That's why I added that maybe the community can get together, and help fund/advance Maps 3.x.
The polygon labeling and hover features should prove to be compelling new additions to Maps 3.x and we want to ultimately contribute it back.
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We're actually getting some work done on Maps v2.x right now which we
hope to "forwardport" to v3. Mostly polygon related stuff - smart
labeling, hover, additional layers, autocenter, etc.
I find it somewhat odd you are adding to this obsolete branch (at least from a dev perspective), and recommend against it. You'll just going to get yourself into tricky porting work for 3.x.
Jeroen De Dauwhttp://www.bn2vs.com
Don't panic. Don't be evil. ~=[,,_,,]:3