"Google maps allows you to drop the street view icon on to nearly street in the world and allows to see a panorama street level image. Alongside streets you can explore famous landmarks, natural wonders and even explore the inside of certain buildings. This can open a whole world of possibilities to where a story can be set and provides the children a visual image to base their writing. For some inspiration of where to visit click here and click here.
From an iPad children can investigate Google street view within the Google Earth app however this is limited compared to the version through a desktop PC. An example of one of the Google Street images can be seen here:"
Via John Evans