Of interest, I noted a year ago how the City of Nanaimo was putting their data up in KML and provided some detailed information about what users could do with these data. See the article here
Interesting to note that The City of Nanaimo is also very proactive AutoCAD house and user of OSGeo technology - aka MapGuide Open Source. The city's "Mapguide & GIS guru", Jason Birch hasn't received mention in any of the recent press.. too bad as Jason has been quite instrumental in getting Google Earth data rolling out of the city's website.. Jason, you still there?? He's also their MapGuide expert and very involved with the open source movement. You can follow Jason on his Random Nodes blog - (hey Jason, where's the link to AnyGeo blog ;0)!!
Of note, the City of Portland has done some cool things with G. Earth and the City of Hamburg (as pointed out by Gearth blog) has some great 3D buildings now available in the Google Earth layer... a great example of what cities could/should be doing with all that great data they have locked up... especially 3D data!
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