Kind of cool and kinda creepy all at once. It can go down any street in America and get a 360 view of everything. I can go view the house I grew up in Louisiana and see how the entire neighborhood has changed. I just viewed teh ball parks I used to play in as a child. The pictures are within the past couple of years with incredible detail. But, it is kind of creepy to know that Big Brother has this technology to see everything up close and personal. And if they let us know what they do know, What do they know that we don't know. click on the link @ http://maps.google.com/ there is a little man icon that you can drag and drop anywhere on the map. From there you can zoom in or out to go to what you want to view. There has been some controversy with it. Some people have found a car in their driveway that did not belong alerting them to some hanky panky. Others have solved a robbery at a business or residence by this. I am amazed at how they were able to do the most rural areas in the country and still have great pictures.