Google View is a new addon to their mapping system that allows you to see what a street looks like in 3D. You can see people and shops and cars and houses and you can virtually move around in this environment. They've got a video describing it on YouTube
As usual with Google, there are privacy concerns and lately I've seen some interesting auto accidents in Google View. It would not be surprising at some point to see this data turn up in the legal system.
Curt Finch is the CEO of Journyx, a company that sells web-based time tracking software