Have you ever been using Google Maps and wanted something that defined the streets just a little bit better than the hybrid view, but also allowed you to see actual pictures of landmarks for frames of reference? Well if so, here is your solution... have both at the same time. Google Maps Transparencies is a beta app that allows you to view the satellite view of a selected area and then overlay a map view over that area. The best part is that the transparency is adjustable in real time so that you can fade the map in and out to get a better view without having to click and reload to change modes.
(Link) Thanks KOKOGIAK