Via Scott Hanselman’s blog I learned that Google has recently added Street View support to Google Maps (basically it’s stitched together photos at street level view of major cities). While this type of technology is going to take a while to provide this kind of detail for many of the major cities, I think it’s a really cool concept. Of course, the REAL value of something like this would be to have it available in a mobile form with good network bandwidth and a GPS unit. You’d never get lost
Here’s a URL to part of Times Square in NYC to get the hang of it. I really love how you can use the arrow keys to basically walk around the city. Again, really fascinating stuff.