You can get a rather more dramatic effect by applying the historical slider down in New Orleans. Veteran readers may recall the rumpus over Google imagery of the destruction wrought in New Orleans by hurricane Katrina. Well, here's a couple of views of the Galvez Street Wharf (left) and Lower 9th Ward (right), as we previously examined:
That's dated August 17 2005, and here's the same view on 21 September:
To wrap this quick look at Google Earth 5 on a lighter note, those of you with a cartographical bent might enjoy the historic map overlay of various cities including San Francisco in 1915:
Call me paranoid, but has anyone noticed that the shadows aren't all falling true to where the sun should be.....? Google you're a big fat lair just like buzz....
Re: What next?
"Phobos & Deimos?...Venus?...Mercury?"
In time, probably. Followed by a complete universe flythrough capability (piloting the craft of your choice), using more NASA, etc. data, along with depiction of star positions, etc. in the sky from any spot in the universe.
I can now find that plot of land on Mars that I brought for £100...