Users of Google maps or Bing's map service usually check out their own house. Many notice that the image is years out of date and rarely updated. Now there is a map service that is sharper and much more frequently updated. A recent check of my own house showed an image taken only 30 days ago. Other dates along a timeline are also available. Objects identified included a sandpit, umbrella and flowerbed — obviously aerial rather than satellite photography. Unfortunately, the high resolution coverage seems to be limited to major cities. Nor does NearMap offer streetview or any three dimensional features.