See places close-up with Street View

To look at places from the ground level, you can use Street View. Zoom in to see buildings, landmarks, bridges, and more as if you're there.

Note: Street View images aren’t available everywhere. See where Street View is available.

Open Street View

  1. Using Google Chrome on your computer, open Google Earth.
  2. Click a place, or search for a location.
  3. Zoom in to see the area in more detail.
  4. On the bottom right of the screen, click Pegman Pegman.
  5. Click a highlighted area.
    • The circles or areas colored blue can be seen in Street View.
    • The circles colored orange let you see inside a building.

Move around

  1. To change your view, click and drag the screen.
  2. To return to a north-facing view, on the bottom right, click the compass.
  3. If you can move to a new area, white arrows appear onscreen. Click an arrow to move in that direction.

Zoom in or out

  • For a closer view, on the bottom right, click Zoom in Zoom in.
  • For a farther view, on the bottom right, click Zoom out Zoom out.

Ask to remove or blur Street View images

  1. Within Street View, click "Report a problem" in the bottom right corner of the screen. 
  2. Fill out the form and press Submit.

Learn more about Street View privacy policies

Exit Street View

In the top left, click Clear Clear.

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