Google Maps Adds Satellite Images

Google Maps has added satellite images to its service as of late Monday, and it’s done so in a really useful manner: one click toggles between maps and satellite photography. Try zooming in without your jaw hitting the floor. The photographs, which aren’t available in all resolutions for all areas, are a result of Google’s acquisition of Keyhole last year. Many thanks to Cam Watson for the tip; there’s also an AP wire story. As was the case with the original Google Maps announcement, this news will likely spread quickly, if only because people will enjoy playing with the satellite and aerial photography so much. As they should. (So far, the first thing most people want to do seems to be to find their house.)