It's unbelievable how many features the developer has packed into this powerful component. It is so extensive, I am blown away that it's free. I was up an running in just a few hours with some very impressive maps. Myriad of customization options for the map itself/placemarks/infobubbles, support for kml layers... this developer sure knows his way around Google maps, and makes it a breeze for the rest of us. Plus, the component comes accompanied by a module and a plugin. Plugin works for K2 items too, not just regular Joomla articles. Very, very solid stuff!
My friend, this just *ought* to be a paid component. I'm making a donation now and plan for more. Thanks much!