How to Tilt the Map on Google Maps

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Google Maps 5.0 for the Android operating system is a version that you can use to interact with your maps more directly. You can use the multi-touch features to tilt and rotate the map as well as zoom in and out. When you tilt the map, you activate the 3D mode which changes your perspective and allows you to see an approximation of any noteworthy landmarks in the area such as buildings, streets and lakes. Note that as of the time of publication, Google Maps 5.0 works only for Android-powered phones.

Things You'll Need

  • Google Maps 5.0
  • Load the Google Maps 5.0 app by tapping its icon.

  • Tap the "Search Maps" box at the top of the screen and enter the address or location of the area that you would like to see.

  • Tilt down by placing two fingers on the screen and swiping downward. Tilt up by swiping upward.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can also rotate the map by placing two fingers on it and twisting in the direction that you want the map to rotate in.
  • You can zoom in by placing two fingers on the map and dragging them further apart from one another. Do the opposite to zoom out.
  • At the time of publication, Google Maps 5.0 is fully supported on the Samsung Nexus S and Galaxy S; Motorola Droid, Droid 2 and Droid X; HTC Incredible, Evo 4G and G2. Partial support is available for the HTC Desire, Sony Ericsson S10, LG Ally and Nexus One.
  • Both fingers must remain in contact with the screen as you swipe.

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