Also check out Tom Jarrett's page of different maps from 2MRS.
Here in Boston there was a session on remembering the scientific legacy of John Huchra, during which I presented the 2MRS, and also watched for the first time the whole of "John Huchra's Universe" (a world wide telescope tour made by his colleagues at Harvard). A YouTube version of it is below, and I think it really explains why John was so keen to do the 2MRS.
Links to coverage (via Google News search of "2MASS Redshift Survey").
CfA press release.
Portsmouth University coverage.