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August 6, 2014

How-to Use Street View

Street View can let you visit a destination before you even get there or explore a place you’ve never been from a ground-level perspective. Street View is available in many places around the world, but we appreciate your patience while we work to expand our coverage to more of the world.

View Street View imagery

Option 1: Use Pegman

  1. Click  Pegman.
    • Areas with Street View imagery available will be highlighted in blue.
    • You can also see indoor imagery highlighted on the map as orange dots.
  2. Unclick to drop him on the highlighted areas of the map and your screen will zoom down to street level.

Option 2: Use the search box

  1. Find a place:
    • Click once on a particular place on the map.
    • Search for a specific place.
    • Click on a search result.
  2. In the resulting info card for the place, you’ll see available imagery including Street View. You can also expand the carousel to see more imagery for that place.
  3. Select the image labeled “Street View” or with the Street View icon . Your screen will zoom down to street level.
  4. To exit Street View, hover over the imagery carousel again and select the box labeled “Back to Map.”

Navigate in Street View

  • To move down the road, hover your cursor in the direction you want to travel. Your cursor becomes an arrow that shows which direction you will travel, and an “X” on the ground marks where you will go. Click once to travel to the “X.”
  • To look around, click and drag your mouse. You can also use the arrows to the left and right of the compass icon.
  • To zoom in or out, scroll with your mouse or two-finger zoom with a touchpad. You can also use the + and – buttons below the compass.
  • To orient your Street View North, click the compass icon in the bottom right.
  • To jump between streets, click on the blue highlighted routes in the preview window in the bottom left.
Google Maps Help Posted August 6th, 2014 by Brett Dowling