My friend Eric just sent me this nice thought post where Steve Outing dreams of Google Maps integrating A9's Block View function. If you haven's seen Block View, check out this making-of video. Basically A9 mounted GPS-equipped video cameras to the tops of cars and drove through cities. The end product is a yellow pages with end-to-end snaps of street addresses, allowing you to take a remote stroll of the real world.
Last month O'Reilly's Make blog had a concept post on using Flickr to upload pics to the Web from within video games and virtual worlds. Second Life has its own internal version of this called Snapzilla, which works very well (and makes a good browse). Would it be possible to attach longitude and lattitude coordinates to pics taken in Second Life? Could this method be used to do an A9 Block View-style service for SL?
Look at what Flickr user kokogiak is doing in the real world, mixing shots from A9 Block View with Google Maps points and paths. Amazing: