Forget about Yahoo and their Flickr and their 360 silliness. Google has struck back with a tres cool feature–they’ve added satellite imagery to Google Maps. I heard it first from (the de-sunglassed) Boris, that Google has folded Keyhole’s technology into their great mapping engine.
I was pretty impressed by Google Maps before, but this is, frankly, super cool. Why, here’s my apartment building from space:
Here’s a larger view. Judging by the state of construction across the street, I’d say that image is at least two years old, possibly more. Still, beggars can’t be choosers.
Of course, as I remarked in my original post, Google Maps is still only good for us North Americans. We’re a single continent floating in a vast cobalt sea.
If you find a photo of your home, post a link to it in the comments.