Mapping Your Ancestry with Google Maps
Google Maps is a free web map server application that offers street maps for Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, the United States and much of western Europe, plus satellite map images for the entire world. Google Maps is just one of many free mapping services on the Web, but its ease of use and options for customization through the Google API makes it a popular mapping option.
There are three map types offered within Google Maps - street maps, satellite maps, and a hybrid map that combines satellite imagery with an overlay of streets, city names and landmarks. Some parts of the world offer much more detail than others.