Using Google Maps with latest Chrome/Win10, two questions:
How do I get to overhead satellite photo views? Currently I just have 'Earth' and 'Map'.
How do I get to 'birds-eye' satellite photos views (photos taken from angles)? (Sorry, that might be the 'bing' term).
Details: I'm using maps.google.com with the latest Chrome/Win10 (as of 2015-Dec-8), logged into Google. I am looking to see actual satellite images. The only options are 'Map' and 'Earth' view. The Earth view is 3D rendered and looks like garbage, completely unusable (... like a Picasso nightmare, the screen is full of 3D blobs with weird geometry and textures..).
Similar question asked before, didn't see a solution:
- Is there a way to return to satellite view with latest Google Maps?
- Can't seem to find satellite view in Google Maps
Here were suggestions on previous posts:
- Suggestion: "Hovering over the map icon in the top-right corner should reveal a satellite view icon"
No such icon exists. I hovered over every icon on the page.
Suggestion: "Click on question mark-icon on bottom-right"
No such icon exists.
Suggestion: "Click on Earth (bottom left corner)"
Brings up 'Earth' and 'Map', no 'Satellite' option.
Suggestion: "Google Maps may default to Lite mode for older browsers and operating systems"
Unfortunately I have the latest browser and operating system. Temporary solution may be to use the 'preview' link instead of going to maps.google.com.
Suggestion: "in the lower-right corner of the white box"..."tiny almost invisible down arrow" ... "click the sat icon"
No down arrow exists in any white boxes. Couldn't find any "sat" icon.
Suggestion: Use Bing.
- Two temporary solutions seem to be:
- Use Bing. Unfortunately Bing's imagery is low resolution for this area and seems to be out of date, also I don't like the interface. These features used to be available at maps.google.com, are they gone for good?
- I found a temporary alternative link that at least restores satellite imagery (no birds-eye though). Rather than "http://maps.google.com/", go to "https://www.google.com/maps/preview/?force=canvas". This disables 'Earth', but also disables other features, and I assume this link is temporary. Any better way?