Google released "45° imagery for select cities in U.S. and worldwide on Google Maps."
"45° imagery depict a location from a 45° angle rather than from the top. This type of imagery allows you to explore the sides of buildings and other locations -- you can even rotate around a particular point of interest using "compass ring" to view it from four different perspectives. To see new imagery, simply zoom into an area while in Satellite mode. Where we've 45° imagery available, the imagery will switch from an overhead to 45° angle as you zoom all the way in. You can then pan smoothly across map to get richer view of the area," explains Google.
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After checking out landmarks from new angle, it's helpful to turn on existing map layers like Photos or Wikipedia to get more context on the area. Even when looking at familiar areas, seeing driving directions overlaid on 45° imagery will give you a whole new understanding of the neighborhood.