Most people are now quite familiar with Google maps and the street view option. On the google map for iPad, just type in your address OR hold your finger on a spot.
Once you have the map on the screen, touch the address box, and it will bring you to another screen with more information and a street view box. By tapping on the street view box you will be given a full-screen street view page. The photos below take you through these easy steps:
First I tapped a spot near Central Park:
Then I tapped the box with the full address, and it brought me here:
Did you notice the street view rectangle on the (above) screen? Tap on that and you get a full page street view. Easy, breezy!
If you look at a particular location, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, you get a mountain of information. Note the street view, photos, reviews, directions, and link to the Museum’s website.
There is SO MUCH MORE to love about Google Maps for iPad. Traffic view, transit directions, turn by turn navigation, biking maps, walking maps… all easy to use.
And with this new version comes a new feature: EXPLORE
To use EXPLORE, first take the map to the general location that you want to explore.
Then tap in the search bar, and the EXPLORE screen will drop down.
Now that you see the “Explore” box, touch it, and a new world will open for you.
This EXPLORE feature is now also available on Google Maps on your iPhone, so be sure to update your Google Maps app.