How to Add Street View to Google Earth

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How to Add Street View to Google Earth
Google Earth is a program that allows users to see the world in many different views. (earth image by Orlando Florin Rosu from

Google Earth, a computer-based map and globe program, was released in 2005. Before then, it was known as Earthviewer3D. Google Earth offers many intriguing features, including a flight simulator, sky mode and street view. Street view is one of Google Earth's more popular features, as it offers a ground-level view of many streets throughout the world. If you have Google Earth installed on your computer, you can take full advantage of the street view feature with just a few simple steps.

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  1. 1

    Click "Start" in the bottom left hand corner of your desktop and then click "All Programs."

  2. 2

    Click on the "Google Earth" folder and click on the "Google Earth" icon.

  3. 3

    Click on the "Layers" tab to expand it.

  4. 4

    Scroll down until you see "Street View" and then click the box to the left of it until a check mark appears in the box.

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