guys check this out http://photosynth.net/ it sounds awesome, though IA question for you - tell me how long it takes you to find the download link. It is there, it's not a trick, it took me over 30 seconds.
So what is it? I've talked about Photosynth before, basically it's an uber photo stitch app that brings photos of locations together to make 3D images.
The implication of this being that mash this up with things like google maps or flicker and you're going to end up with everywhere being rapidly viewable in glorious 3D.
Yes it's microsoft, and no - it's not rubbish. It's amazing.
Seriously - check it out!!!