Our intention is to be a simple & fast approach to a decent percentage of the spatial web's needs.
The primary component of our geospatial plugin is a single user interface widget that pulls in tiled or dynamic map images from map servers. By default, this component targets Open Street Map data as tiles rendered by mapquest open but can be easilly configured to use other cached tile sets and/or dynamic services.
The map widget includes only what is required to show mapping data and handle direct user interaction with the map. The rest can be handled programmatically by the web developer and any other UI framework they choose, e.g., showing and hiding services, changing the widget's mode, hooking into an external zoom bar, etc.