Higher Resolution Maps

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 Many notice that the image is years out of date and rarely updated.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.