yea that’s right. google earth was just released and it’s pretty amazing program. you can actually dive into the world’s atmosphere and see the globe. i really like the way the globe turns when google earch is searching for the new location. right at the moment it can lead you to a specific address in the usa, plus it has 3d building which you can tilt the map and twist it around the way you want to see (only available for the usa, you can try “new york” for instance.
you can also add “pins” on the map and save it for later use. here is an excellent example of placemark, (world heritage sites – 100k) all you have to do is download and extract it then open it in your google earth program. this kml list contains 788 world heritage locations listed by unesco (united nations educational, scientific and cultural organization)