A friend pointed out the new ‘Satellite’ link on Google Maps.
Go to an address and hit it to see it kick in!
That is very very cool.
Now I just want Google to be more personalized friendly… and let me save common places so I don’t have to type my damn home address in all the time when I do directions ;)
Oh, and it will be really nice to get more map data in there (satellite runs out in many places, and europe will be a nice addition too ;)
And, wouldn’t it be nice to have state lines, lines around cities, etc etc. It can be hard to know what you are looking at sometimes when all you see is Satellite data.
It doesn’t even remember what you have typed before.
It is cool how the satellite work can piggy back off of the standard maps. Instead of mt.google.com there is now kh.google.com which returns the squares as satellite images rather than 2D maps. It is also interesting to see the subtle Google copyright as a watermark.