Google has recently has added photographs from planes to its “satellite” imagery in Google Maps. What this means is that many cities in the U.S. now have higher resolution pictures from the sky as you zoom in close, and they are typically more realistic looking since they are at a 45 degree angle.
Below is an example of Temple Square, and the Jordan River temple. These are interactive embedded maps, so you can drag them around with your mouse and look at various parts of Temple Square, in exquisite detail, as if you were in an airplane.
Just think what it’ll all look like when they get 3D aerial photography in Google Maps!
Jordan River temple (this one is a bit more finicky, if it doesn’t show the 45 degree angle at first, zoom out one level and back in):
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Bing Maps has had better birds-eye views than these for years.