Now this is interesting:
Founded in 2006, Berkeley-based earthmine inc is a street-level, 3D mapping company that provides software and data as a service to those that need to relate information to places. The company is focused on indexing reality, creating a robust geospatial data mine of our urban environments that is accessed from the human perspective, and an order of magnitude more detailed and accurate than anything before.
For those who gather, analyze and communicate location-based information from a street-level perspective, earthmine solutions enable better informed and more effective geospatial decision making by delivering a highly accurate and realistic user experience that can be easily viewed, annotated, analyzed, measured and shared.
Why: examining street-level design and comparison.