Google Earth is good and all, but this is pretty amazing.
UrtheCast has put two incredibly powerful cameras aboard the International Space Station that can pick up anything bigger than a metre, and the resulting footage that they have captured is spectacular. They are believed to be the first full-colour HD images shot from space, and this week they released a few short snippets from three different cities; London, Barcelona and Boston.
They hope to make the footage available to private companies and NGOs to give them a better view of the areas where they're doing their work, but given that the cameras cost a reported $35 million to make, something tells us the footage won't come cheap. These clips are free though, so enjoy them instead.