The announcement was made during the summer holidays and I must have missed it while I was away in Alaska?
Just like the rest of building maker its really easy to use and add a whole new dimension (literally!) to creating 3D buildings!
The You Tube Video below gives you a quick demonstration of how it works:
Talking of Google Streetview. It looks like Google are capturing more images of the Bristish Isles. A Google Streetview car was even spotted at Stronsay Pier, Orkney by some of the monks of Papa Stronsay (I ended up camped on their island in my sea kayak a few years ago by accident – I don't know who was more suprised, them or me? - its a long story!)