I know that this is kinda old news for most of you - but as they say, better late than never. Google Maps have been updated. I think that Google Earth(Application) had this resolution earlier - but they only recently updated Google Maps(the online version. If you don't know what Google Earth/Map is, it is a free for all satelite image of earth.
Cochin, which fomerly resembled green goo, now have a decent resolution. I even managed to spot my house.
Try to find you house and map it using Wikimaps. If you manage it, drop a comment so that I can see it too.