Panoramas (street views) are available in several hundred cities. You can use them to:
- View the sights (or check out the neighborhood around a potential new home, for example).
- Navigate an unfamiliar area.
- View interchanges and road signs.
- Show your friends an interesting-looking place.
There are several ways to turn on Panoramas:
- From the main window
Turn on panoramas in layer settings. The main window will display the show panoramas button . Select a place to view its panorama.
- From the place card
Select a place and in the place card that opens, tap Panorama (this is available if there are panoramic views of the selected place).
- From the context menu
Tap and hold a point on the map to open the context menu. Tap the Panorama button (this is available if there are panoramic views of the selected place).
A street panorama of the selected area opens with street names and house addresses.
In Panoramas mode you can:
“Move” in a specific direction by tapping the white arrow on the panorama.
Change the scale of the image by spreading or pinching it.
“Look around” by dragging the image in a specific direction.
To close the panoramic view of a place, tap . To exit panorama mode, tap the button again on the map homepage or disable the display of panoramas via the layers menu.