I admit it, I’m a bit of a map nerd… I just love ’em – the more detail the better. You can learn a lot about a place just by looking at a map. You can learn even more by looking at an aerial photograph, and google maps has got lots of them! So far, the high res images are only in the more populous areas of North America, but striking images can be found over the whole of the continent. In fact, it’s a bit addictive – a bit of a time waster!
If you can’t be bothered with trawling through masses of photos and just want the juicy bits, check out Google Sightseeing, a winderful blog with daily updates of cool things that can be found on google maps. I’ve even had one of my submissions shown!