If you go to http://maps.google.com and type in an address, it will find the address and show you where it is.  You can then select “street view” and all of the streets google has a street view will be highlighted in blue.

Google has photographed almost all of Salt Lake Valley and you can look at the houses on the streets of the valley.  It extends north through Bountiful and up into Farmington.  Tooele, Erda, Grantsville, and Lake Point are covered.  It goes south through Lehi, Pleasant Grove, Cedar Fort, Eagle Mountain, Orem, Provo, Spanish Fork, Payson, and Santaquin.  It also covers east of the valley including Park City, Heber City, Midway, and even Henefer.

Las Vegas is covered, but mostly only the main roads, not every neighborhood in the area.

San Diego is covered, but again mostly on main roads and not as extensively.

Los Angeles, Denver,  Phoenix and other major cities have similar coverage as Las Vegas and San Diego, but still nothing as extensive and complete as the coverage of the Salt Lake area.

There are a number of websites dedicated to interesting pictures from google maps.

One person seems to have found a street fight in progress.

Google uses a car with a camera array with eleven cameras to capture a 360 degree view of where they drive.   Here are some pictures of other cars they use.  There is a fleet of these cars.

Maybe Salt Lake City is more interesting than other cities, or maybe it was just first.

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