Google Maps for Android includes many of the same features as Google Maps and Google Earth, including 3D representations of real-world buildings in most major urban areas. Using the multi-touch screens on Android phones, users can zoom in on the map and see the buildings around them, as well as change perspective on the Z-axis and rotating the map to match their own direction. The gestures aren't immediately apparent, and may require some getting used to.
Turn on your Android phone or tablet and unlock the screen. Press the "Home" button. Tap the application drawer. Tap "Maps."
Press the "Search" button. Enter in your local city. Note that not all areas feature 3D maps, especially rural towns. Tap "Go."
Tap the "Layer" button. Un-check "Satellite" if it is enabled. Hold two fingers on the screen and spread them apart to zoom in. You may have to zoom in a long way before you begin to see 3D buildings.
Place two fingers on the screen and slide them down to move the perspective down and examine the buildings. Place two fingers on the screen and make a circular motion to rotate the perspective.
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