Is Apple building mapping into its new OS?

Apple rumor site AppleInsider has an article speculating about some of the possible new features in Leopard, or Mac OS X 10.5, including a possible built in mapping feature similar to Google Maps. According to the article the feature will "presumably allow Leopard users to scour the globe through satellite imagery and whisk up driving directions on the drop of a dime." I am not really sure what this feature would provide that Google Maps or some other easily accessible service doesn't already provide, but who am I to doubt the genius of Steve Jobs. Then again, this is an Apple rumor site, albeit a well respected one, and Apple fans have been known to be wrong when it comes to new Apple products. Take it for what you will.