Today Google made the use of the Keyhole satellite image system available for free. The Keyhole client had cost about $30 to download, but was a great deal of fun. Now you can look around at no charge. Here is the library area, in the days before the construction next door. This worked quite well in Firefox, but we haven't tried other browsers.
Just go to maps.google.com and, when you have the map you want, click on the little satellite link. We have good resolution here, but for many areas of the country you will find poor resolution or no pictures at all.
Camera vans have been roaming around taking surface level photos of business areas and the like. Presumably these images will be added to one of the big search engines. Yahoo?
Ready to try some new search engines? The following were discussed at the recent Computers in Libraries conference (which is where reference librarians go to catch up). Experiment.
You might also enjoy trying Clusty, which does a meta search.