Over the course of the development, I’ve come across some pretty useful articles which I’m going to leave here for the other poor sod who falls for the hype.
How to Create a Reactive Google Map – This is under ‘worked for some’. No luck with this method, but hey, do try it out. It’s worked for lots of other people and I’m a veritable eejit.
Loading Google Maps Aynchronously in Meteor.js – I’m also putting this under ‘worked for some’. Did help clarify the issue conceptually, however 🙂