google satellite kicks ass

I´m really deeply impressed: when you search on one now can watch either the „normal“ map or the satellite view. and this is so, so cool: I´ve got the feeling, as if web and real world are beginning to merge somehow. The performance is very very well: you can take the picture and drag it around ans you like. Unfortunately it´s just a BETA and only available in the US at the moment. So the integration of keyhole (acquired by google in Oct. 2004) seems to be succesfully finished. (via

By the way: there´s another service called and it offers different countries and satellites, too. I´ve found my hometown cologne there, offering a 1 Meter resolution – rocks too!!!