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Satellite maps are useful, but a common problem is that you can't easily identify landmarks from directly above. To solve this, have the satellites take photos from angles as well as above. A map viewer would then be able to offer angled photos so you could see the sides of buildings. It may even be
able to combine the images into crude 3D models.
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||I think Microsoft's own maps website has something that does angles... and Google Earth has a 3D feature. Would be nice if the two would have a lovechild.
||This is already done, though usually through the use of steroscopy.
||Google Earth has 3D buildings in most cities. There's a Sketch feature somewhere that allows folks to "paint" the buildings with pictures of the buildings, then upload them--I recall cruising around INSIDE a stadium, once.