Everyone is familiar with Google as the premiere search engine. However they have just made a giant leap forward when it comes to mapping. They have created something called 'street view' which pops up a photograph of the address you plug in. So you not only receive driving directions and a map, but you get a real full color photo of the location/house/business.
They had teams of vehicles outfitted with cameras to take panoramic shots of streets across the US. These crews are driving all over the country to take millions of photos to create this feature. See if your city has been photographed already. Several metropolitan cities have been entered but more are coming. If your city has already been shot and you want to see a picture of your own home simply go to www.GoogleMaps.com.