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    Zoom "IN" in Google Maps

    Why am I able to zoom in so far on google maps (satellite mode). I zoom in and after so far I get a white grid screen (with the blinking blue location icon) that has the "zoom out " symbol. I thought that I would be able to zoom in to a location and almost see the front of a house/buisness. Or do I need to download google earth? If so, how do I do that?

    Thank you
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    You're thinking of street view.
    long tap a spot on the map you want to see street view. when the little balloon pops up touch it, then hit street view.

    Took me a little bit to figure this out too..

    also try out the compass option.. pretty slick..
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    Some places still don't have street view, usually a pretty rural area and some places don't have a full zoom either. For instance my hometown in Louisiana doesn't even have the last two tabs to zoom into, even on a CPU. So, the program still has some, but not many, limitations.
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    That is as far as Google Maps has always been able to zoom when using satellite view.
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    Zooming in all the way in Maps

    I have the same exact problem as you. I haven’t seen anyone else besides us with this problem. It has nothing to do with the street view feature. If you want a “street view”, of a location, it simple. While you’re in the maps app, using the “satellite” layer, simply press and hold a location. When the address of the location pops up, there will be a picture besides it. Press on the picture and a menu set of options appears. If the “street view” feature is available for that location, the “street view”option will appear. Choose the “street view” option and you’re taken to the street view.

    As far as zooming is concerned, I can only zoom in so far until I get a white overlay with a bunch of little magnifying glasses basically telling me to zoom out. This just started happening yesterday. I've had my Droid for 3 weeks and the maps were working fine until yesterday. Prior to yesterday, I was able to zoom in all the way and never saw the white overlay before.

    I called Verizon and they didn't know how to resolve it. I did a factory rest and it didn't fix it. I'm going into the Verizon store today to perhaps exchange my Droid for a new one. I'll let you know what happens. If the representative resolves the issue, I’ll give you the fix. If you are still within your 30 days of purchase, I suggest you look into the issue since it is in fact a defect and not a normal function of the Droid to behave in this manner.
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    I dont think it has anything at all to do with the droid hardware, or software for that matter. I have the same issue on my laptop as well as the Droid and I'm certain it's the (public) limitations of Google Maps.
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    Does your Droid show the same white overlay?

    Does your Droid show the same white overlay when you zoom in all the way?
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    When you zoom into an area that has not yet been photographed to such a detail then you will get the white screen. As Djtrype was saying it's usually somewhere out in the sticks. The image of my folks house out in the woods was like that until about two years ago. Everytime they update they add in new areas. And as long as there are satellites flying around up there they will keep adding more.
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    the google maps lady sounds like a chipmunk....

    Just curious, when u have google maps on navigation mode, does the lady that speaks the directions speak really fast? it worked fine b4 and i have changed some things but now i cant figure out how to get the speech to speak at normal speed. can anyone help?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BAYtownBRAWLER View Post
    Just curious, when u have google maps on navigation mode, does the lady that speaks the directions speak really fast? it worked fine b4 and i have changed some things but now i cant figure out how to get the speech to speak at normal speed. can anyone help?

    GOTO Settings.
    Scroll down to and tap TEXT-to-Speech
    Scroll down to and tap Speech Rate

    Adjust as required.

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