I guessed this was coming, but Google has added the ability to view (and pan and scroll) incredibly detailed satellite and aerial photos from the recently acquired Keyhole to their fantastic Google Maps.
You can do everything you could do before with Google Maps, but now there’s a “Satellite” link up in the corner that switches you to the photo view. Awesome. You can still do searches for points of interest, get driving directions, etc. But you do it with a birds’ eye view. Especially nice if you live/search in an area covered by Keyhole’s hi res color photos.
It’s late, and I’m off to bed, but I had to post about this when I saw it. I’ve got a lot more stuff that I want to talk about, but I was offline most of the weekend (playing Lumiines on my PSP and visiting the in laws) and Monday (rebuilding my work laptop after a crash). Lots of cool stuff to come this week!