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Images: Google takes a satellite view

Google Maps has a new feature that allows you to zoom in on a satellite image of the address for which you're searching.

Google: Where in the world?

An address search on Google Maps pinpoints the location on a two-dimensional map. The new "Satellite" feature (next image) appears on the right side of the screen, beyond this screen shot.

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regular map

Google: Where in the world?

When the "Satellite" link is clicked, a bird's eye view of the same location appears on the screen.

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satellite view

Google: Where in the world?

When asked for directions, the tool provides written instructions and draws the route over the satellite image or the regular map image.

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directions

Google: Where in the world?

Zooming out gives a view of North America and the Arctic.

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zooming out

Google: Where in the world?

Zooming in shows off the building that occupies 4 Yawkey Way, Fenway Park. If it would only show where to park. Notice the shadow from the address popup.

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zooming in