Maybe you already know, but I've found a lot of people don't. See that picture on the Google maps page. that would be a picture of my home. It's the one on the end on the right.
In certain areas, soon to be all areas I am sure, Google is going around and taking footage of all the streets houses etc. So now when you need to find a place, look the address up on Google maps, see what the place looks like, navigate around the neighborhood, make fun of the "old" neighbor hood your friend lives in, and feel confident in getting to where you want to go.