Change map views

In the Maps app, there are lots of ways to explore the world using different views – road, aerial, 3D Cities and Streetside. Plus you can see live traffic information in any of these views.

Change your view

Open the Maps app. If you don’t see it on Start

Start icon
, swipe over to the All apps list to find it. To change the view, select Map views on the right-hand side of the map, then select the view you want.

Changing map views

Go 3D

To take in stunning aerial 3D views of cities around the world, select Menu > 3D Cities, and pick one.

  • Pinch or stretch to zoom in or out.

  • Drag two fingers up or down to tilt (or use the Tilt button on the map).

  • Drag two fingers in a circular motion to rotate the map.

  • To return to the more classic view, select Map views > Road.

Get a view from the street

To jump into a true-to-life view from the street, select Map views , turn on Streetside, then select any place with a blue line on it. Select the Back button to exit from Streetside view.

Streetside view


Article ID: 17234 - Last Review: 17 Oct 2016 - Revision: 3