Google Sky View?
Would it be feasible / desirable for Google to do a sort of "street view in the air"?
If they mounted SV cameras on the underside of planes and flew them in a grid then we'd have a service like Bing Map's Bird's Eye View but instead of a single fixed viewing angle we'd be able to look around. It would be better than GE as well because you'd get proper viewing angles of areas instead of a perpendicular top-down view viewed at an angle.
The images donĺt be similar to actual images?