It’s out in the wild! I was floored when I first saw this and now I’m totally psyched to announce that Yahoo Maps is in beta with a spanking new interface. Be sure to check out the multi-point driving directions (useful when you’re picking up friends on the way to the mountains) and integration with local (type “pizza” in your home town and write a review of your favorite). As before, traffic conditions are just a click away (which is vital with my new commute) but Flash ads it in as a nice overlay.

APIs you ask? But of course, not only AJAX but Flash! Chad Dickerson & Co. has already hacked together an innovative interface which uses Yahoo Maps and Yahoo Local APIs to “browse” events in a whole new way. Inspirational.

More on Yahoo Search Blog, Jeremy Zawodny’s blog & Techcrunch.