If you are looking for a satellite map of a major city and do not feel like going into Google maps to look for it then simply type the city name into Google followed by the query “satellite map“. Google will fetch the map and display it as a snippet before your results. Give it a go, I have added some examples below:
Johannesburg Satellite Map:
Durban Satellite Map:
Cape Town Satellite Map:
South Africa Satellite Map:
Google is bringing more and more universal search items like Google Places into their search results. I would be interested to know how else they can implement their products into the results to increase your user experience.