(found at the Unofficial google Blog):
I saw Google’s Keyhole for the first time at the Computers in Libraries conference, and thought it was pretty cool. Apparently, Google is starting to combine Google Local, Maps, and Keyhole – look at this image…
That little thought bubble thing with the address is pointing at me! Instead of getting the normal drawn map view, Google now has a Satelite view that adds static Keyhole images. Neat, huh?
I still need to play with it, but I ultimately think A9′s version of real images (storefront images while driving down a street) is currently more useful. With the A9 version, you see the actual street at street-level, which might look familiar to me. The satellite view of an area doesn’t help me – I can’t for the life of me recognize my building in Google’s satellite image (although if I zoom out of the image a little, I DO recognize I-35).
Nonetheless, it’ll be cool to see where all this is going.