With Panoramas, you can navigate unfamiliar areas in several hundred cities by looking at the intersections and road signs or local landmarks. You can, for example, check out the area around a particular building you might move into or show your friends an interesting-looking place and print photos of it.

To enable “Panoramas”, click Panoramas on the map.

A network of blue lines appears on the map, indicating where panoramas are available:

Click a point on the blue line or select an item on the map. Then click View on panorama in the place card that opens to view the panorama with the street names and building numbers.

Under the street panorama, you'll see a rectangular map of the surrounding area. This map displays the network of streets that include panoramic photos. Your current panorama location is marked with a circle and viewing direction.

Panoramas taken from the air are marked with a balloon:

To zoom in again, click : To zoom out again, click .

In Street panoramas mode, you can:

  1. Go in the right direction.

    To move in street panorama, click on a white arrow, which indicates a direction, or a white oval, which marks an area you can view.

  2. Change the scale of a photo.

    To zoom in, roll the mouse wheel away from you or click .

    To zoom out, roll the mouse wheel towards you or click .

  3. Rotate the street panorama. You can rotate the street panorama to “see the sides” of the photo:

    • Drag the panorama image using your mouse.
    • Click on the appropriate arrow (left, right, up, or down).
  4. Jump to a new location in the area surrounding your current point.

    Just move your cursor over to the thumbnail map in the lower-right corner of the screen and click on a location along one of the blue lines. The screen will display the street view for the point you select.

  5. Share a street panorama. by clicking .

  6. Print panorama. by clicking .

  7. See the full address for the building shown on the street panorama. Just hold the cursor over the address icon (it will change colors). Then click on it.

To close Panoramas, click Close in the upper-right corner of the page.