Google has taken their already-cool maps/directions tool and added yet another great improvement. They’ve integrated their Keyhole technology to bring satellite images to the maps. So now instead of looking at cartoony maps, you can view locations or directions with actual satellite images.
To view the satellite images, simply enter your address or location into Google Maps, and click the “satellite” link in the upper-right. You still have all the same features that Google Maps offers (searching, dragging the map, zooming) only with satellite images.