I suspect by now many will have heard of the satellite maps available at the click of the button at Google Maps. When you look up an address in the U.S., you can click on the Satellite link located in the upper right hand corner of the page to get the satellite view of the area. Soon after this service went live, people started coming up with fun ways to use it: Google Sightseeing points out interesting locations on the satellite maps.
Here is another neat use of Google Maps, unfortunately this one has not been integrated with the satellite feature. This service merges information from the real-estate section of Craig’s list (limited to US metro areas) and Google Maps. You can browse apartments for rent or units for sale on the map directly with pictures of the units available for immediate viewing while still browsing the map. To browse the neighborhood through the satellite images, you will have to type in the address of the property and click on the Satellite link.