The Basemaps menu lets you alter the look and feel of the map with a variety of map views. For example, you might want to know:
Is there parking available at a certain address?
How does the map look in 3D?
What green space is near by?
Are there public transit stops near by?
Can I add a drive through on this property?
Access the menu by clicking on the map tile in the bottom left corner of the map. There are 7 views you can switch between:
Google Road Map:
Use a familiar map interface that is simple and clean, yet descriptive.
Detailed Road Map:
Still a clean interface, but with additional labels that prioritizes things like building names, road types, natural features, and landmarks. This map is open-sourced, meaning that the data within it community-driven. It's emphasis is to show local market knowledge, and often provides insights in areas large-scale mapping projects have not been done.
Look at satellite imagery to better understand where there are certain landmarks and terrain types. Road names are included in the labeled version.
Road names are not shown in this version.
2D and 3D imagery:
Zoom into search#18 to get a 3D representation of the satellite maps in urban areas:
A striking look to any geography, use this to enhance the aesthetic result of POIs, traffic congestion, or custom layers.
Reduce any distractions so you can highlight exactly what you need.