Add treasure hunting and new car previews to the list of benefits from using Google Maps.
A court case in Texas about access to a possible $3 billion treasure has included Google Maps as a source of the treasure hunters research. "Nathan Smith testified Tuesday that he not only used Google Earth to spot buried treasure in South Texas but he also checks updated images to monitor whether anyone else is snooping around the possible loot," the Houston Chronicle reported.
Another story, shows the Google satellites have been busy, in this case capturing pictures of the new porsches being road tested, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
In the past Google Earth has captured all sorts of bizarre pictures from people urinating on the side of the road to sunbathing naked. But using it for treasure hunting is one that may have others scanning through the Google results.