BBC News - Sunday, 17 April, 2005, 06:23 GMT 07:23 UK
Photographs of North America's most significant landmarks and locations, including the Grand Canyon, Alcatraz and Mount Rushmore are being given a fresh perspective thanks to a tool by Google.
The search engine giant now provides satellite photographs of many locations in the US and Canada.
Users need only type in a post code and a photo from space of that location is then shown.
It has prompted some users to compile a gallery of the more interesting results while another has used the photos in association with photo-sharing site Flickr to give a guide to his childhood.