Google Has Aerial Photos of Your Neighborhood

As a supplement to Google Maps, Google now includes aerial satellite photos. Just enter an address in Google Maps, then click on “Satellite” on the top right to view the photo. You can even zoom in or out and move in all four directions.

Check out the image of the State Capital.

Google Blog offers some interesting applications:

Looking for a new apartment or house? Type in an address you’re considering, get a view from the air and, with a quick local search, find out if you can walk to your favorite Saturday morning cup of coffee. Thinking about spending time at the shore this summer? Search for hotels with Google Local and check out the “beach” in “beachfront.” You can even see driving directions with real images.