Today on my drive to work I saw a Navteq camera vehicle at the corner of Springfield and Summit Avenues. After some Googling around I found that Navteq is using these cars to record 360-degree panoramic views and GPS data.
(photo from PCMag.com)
I also read that Navteq is supplying the photographs for Bing maps' Streetside view. I'm much more familiar with Google Maps' Street View - try looking up Central Avenue, New Providence, NJ in the search box to try this out.
There are some amazing photographs out there that were taken by Street View, including Jon Rafman's collection at 9-eyes.com.