Goggle has become more than just a search engine over the past decade. Now, in addition to searching the Web, you can also upload and store your photos on Picasa, organise your schedule on Google Calendar, take a look at the world from a different perspective with Google Earth and even find your own street on Google Maps. Finding your street on Google Maps is simple; you can even "walk" down your block and see other neighbours' homes.
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Open your Internet browser--Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Firefox, Safari or Netscape.
Go to Google's home page.
Click on "Maps" in the upper left-hand corner of the screen.
Type in your street name, city, state and zip code into the map's search box, and then click on "Search Maps." To look view your house specifically, also include your address.
Click on the red balloon marking the street to open the dialogue box. Click "Street View."
Drag your cursor across the screen to turn your view. Click on the arrows in the upper left-hand corner to rotate. Double-click your cursor "ahead" of you to "walk" further down the road.
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