A lecture that I gave on 17th March 2010 at the University of Nottingham on the History of Web Mapping.
Starts with some early history and then tracks the interplay of technology, business and usage in the development of web mapping over the last 2 decades.
Based on a series of interviews with key players in the UK and US, this is a work in progress. There is still quite a lot more needed to complete this.
Some useful resources are linked to in the penultimate slide. The mind map that I used to build this talk is at http://bit.ly/HistoryWebMap