Google Maps Adds Terrain View, Replaces Hybrid View
If you load up
Here is a static image of the terrain view from above (just in case you do not see it):
Yes, there are plenty of other mapping services that offer these types of terrain views. I am sure someone will do a post on the alternatives and I will try to link to that post later.
Gary Price posted a compilation: Sanborn Maps From Google and Historic Maps from Many Providers (Free and Fee).
Postscript: I must have missed this the other day, but Gary Price just pointed it out to me. Notice, when you mouse over the “satellite” button, it shows you a check box for “show labels.” This is basically Google’s hybrid view: