How to Use Google Street View

By Techwalla Internet Editor

Google Street View is a tool you can use to visit a neighborhood or location in one of the many mapped cities in the United States. As you use the tool, you can see the terrain as well as find out what the traffic conditions are at any given time. You can also customize the Google Street View tool and embed it into your website or blog.

Step 1

Open your web browser to google.com. Click on "Maps" in the upper right corner of the screen.

Step 2

Click on "Street View" in the next page. Select the city you would like to visit using Street View by clicking on the appropriate camera icon. A balloon opens that says "Zoom In to Select a Street View Location." Click on the link within the balloon.

Step 3

Use the arrow keys in the upper left corner of the map to help navigate to the street you would like to view. You can also use the zoom in/out bar to help you find the spot on the map. Either click on the location you would like to view or drag the "Yellow Man" icon and drop him on the location.

Step 4

Wait for the Google Street View image to clear. You can use the arrow keys in the upper left corner of the Street View image to give yourself a 360-degree view of the location. You can also use the zoom in/out bar to get a closer look at the location.

Step 5

Enlarge the image by clicking on the "Full Screen" link in the upper right corner of the screen. Click the "-" sign to reduce the image again.

Step 6

Select "Satellite" to view the satellite view of the location. Choose "Terrain" to get an idea of the surrounding terrain from the map.