Google Maps is one of the most used applications to find, search, create a route, and even view traffic conditions in real time. Through a satellite, it is also possible to see more details of a region, such as houses, commercial establishments and companies, all from an aerial view and in good definition, as shown in this list with beautiful images made with the service.
Tecmundo teaches you how to view the map through this Satellite Mode on both PC and mobile devices. Check out:
Configuring Satellite Mode on the PC
The first step in viewing the map from your PC is to access the Google Maps website. If your location is enabled, the map will show your local area. But if you want to search for a specific region, type its name in the text box located at the top of the screen on the left (as shown in the image below).
Access the text in the top box of the screen to search for a specific regionSource: Diego Borges / Reproduction
After typing and finding the desired region, click on the small square window at the bottom of the screen, written Satellite (as shown in the image below).
Click on the square icon written SatelliteSource: Diego Borges / Reproduction
The map will change the display style. It is now possible to have an aerial shot of the region, showing in detail all the houses and establishments in the area.
Satellite mode shows in detail the region searched on Google MapsSource: Diego Borges / Reproduction
Now it is also possible to have a 3D view of the map in Satellite Mode, to have a better orientation of the region. To do this, first click on the icon with the design of a globe, located at the bottom right of the screen. And then, on the top button, written 3D (as shown in the image below).
Activate the 3D Map option by clicking on the Globe icons and then on what is written 3DSource: Diego Borges / Reproduction
There, now it is possible to have a more real 3D view of the desired region. To tilt the view, just hold the CTRL key on the keyboard, click on the screen, and move the mouse up and down until you have the ideal fit.
Map of the region with 3D Satellite Mode enabledSource: Diego Borges / Reproduction
Configuring Satellite Mode on your phone
To access Satellite Mode on your cell phone, the procedure is almost the same. First, download and open the Google Maps app.
If your location on the mobile phone is activated in the application, your position will be signaled with a blue dot. If you want to see a specific region, type the location in the text box at the top of the screen, where it says “Search here” (as shown in the image below).
Access the search option to find a specific regionSource: Diego Borges / Reproduction
After the map shows the desired region, click on the set of squares located on the right of the screen (as shown in the image below).
Click on the set of squares to find the options for viewing the mapSource: Diego Borges / Reproduction
Then select the Satellite option.
After selecting Satellite Mode, the map view will changeSource: Diego Borges / Reproduction
There, the map changed to satellite view, showing more details of the region. To activate the 3D view as shown in the Google Maps version for PC, just move the map up and down with two fingers on the screen until you adjust the position.
It is also possible to have 3D viewing in the Google Maps mobile appSource: Diego Borges / Reproduction
Remembering that there are also other options to be detailed on the map, such as real-time traffic, cycle paths in the region and even having a first-person view with the Street View option. With it, you can even discover bizarre things on the streets, as shown in this article by Tecmundo.
You can use Street View to have a first-person view of a region on the mapSource: Diego Borges / Reproduction
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