This is just… I’m not sure how to describe it. Suddenly this technology is serious, it’s being used to save lives instead of just showing apartments for rent or where photos were taken on a map. And FWIW it could just as easily be Yahoo or another map with a public API.
“Google is playing an unlikely role in the Iraq war. Its online satellite map of the world, Google Earth, is being used to help people survive sectarian violence in Baghdad.” BBC