If the future was tomorrow then that day passed yesterday. Google has added new layers to its sattlelight images of planet Earth. These include:

live web cams
statistics on population and crime
your local EVERYTHING (hospitals, schools, Chinese restruant)
My most loved new feature is the National Geographic links in Africa. It has also updated some areas with new sat coverage and named roads in Canada.

When they said they wanted information accessible at the click of a button I had no idea it would be this big.