Google Earth for mobile is such a great idea and I’m surprised it didn’t come pre-loaded with the G1. Although it isn’t the most practical piece of software in the sense that I am much quicker to use a maps program in my daily life, it’s still a great talking piece.
If you ever meet someone and you’re all “so where you from?” and they’re all “I’m from Nunavut.” Then you can be all “really? Let’s check it out on my phone.”
Google Earth for the iPhone also uses some great user interface design:
In addition, we have over eight million Panoramio photos, which are geo-located photos of places, and you can view any and all of them from your iPhone. Besides being beautiful, high-quality pictures, they’re specifically of places, so you don’t have to see some guy’s family on vacation in Thailand–you can see the beaches, the temples, all the things that give you a real sense of the place.