This is one for Australians (and anyone interested in Australia too!) only at this stage. We are becoming used to photomaps with the option on Google Maps and others as well as Google Earth of course. One thing these have in common though is poor quality when you zoom right in.
There is an alternative for Australia with high quality images at least in the capitals and some of the regonial cities. The images are updated regularly and the previous images are easily accesible so you can see the changes to an area. Many areas I looked at have been updated in the last couple of months.
Coverage in the rural areas isn’t as good as some of the alternatives though so you might still need Google Earth.
Where is all this? Go to Nearmap and explore.