Google Maps meets satellite photography

The ever-excellent Rich Boakes pointed me at his weblog story about the (almost) killer app from Google, where their existing Google Maps tech meets satellite photography from their purchase of Keyhole.

Here is a stunning example, a zoomed in image of Chicago Airport. Another is the fact that you can routeplan, although it’s interesting to note that they’ve decided to make certain government buildings stand out by censoring them from the imagery. You could probably find the interesting ones by scanning the imagery looking for the distinctive grey fill in. 🙂

Now what we want is imagery for the rest of the world!