This is for all you GIS experts!
The project has too basic steps:
1. Writing a renderer for the TIGER/Line vector data from the US Census Bureau with a visualization of features simmilar to Google Maps.
2. Setting up a VMWare Virtual Machine with Linux, a mapserver and the TigerLINE data to make it running out of the box.
You can choose any free map server that supports OGC WMS (e.g. UMN Mapserver, Deegree, ...).