One of the most notable features offered by Google Maps is the ability to zoom into any location on a map to get a street-level view. You can adjust the zoom level on the map with the Zoom slider tool on the left-hand side of the map-viewing pane, with the scroll wheel on your mouse, or by double left-clicking on the map location with your mouse. When you double left-click the map location, the zoom function should automatically stop. If it doesn't, you can double-right-click the map to stop the process and zoom out again.
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Launch your Web browser and go to Google Maps.
Type the name of the map location into the search input field. You can enter an address, town or city name, State, country, territory or even longitude and latitude coordinates into the search box. Click the magnifying glass icon in the search box to launch the search. Google Maps automatically centres the map in the viewing pane on the location that you chose.
Click on the map and zoom in with the zoom slider control on the left side of the viewing pane or with the scroll wheel on your mouse. This gives you complete control of the map zoom, which instantly responds to the movement of the slider or scroll wheel, and zooms in or out accordingly.
Double-left-click on the map location to zoom in by degrees. The zoom should automatically stop on most Web browsers. If you want to further increase the zoom level, double-left-click on the map again. If the zoom doesn't stop and continues to zoom in automatically, double-right-click anywhere on the map viewing pane to stop the process and zoom out to the previous level.
Tips and warnings
- For best results with Google Maps, run the latest software version of your Web browser. To update your browser, click "About" on the browser file or tools menu, and "Update" or "Check for Updates" from the context menu.
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