Initially, Google Maps opens with a street map. You can view additional map
layers, such as satellite images, traffic information, your Google Latitude friends’
locations, and Wikipedia information on locations.
You can also view maps
that you and other people have created in Google Maps on the web. You can view multiple
layers at the same time.
Not all locations have information to support all Map layers or all zoom levels.
To learn more about layers, visit Google Maps on the web: http://maps.google.com/
While viewing a map, press MENU, and then tap
Select any of the following:
||(Available only in selected areas.) Real-time traffic conditions are
displayed over roads as color-coded lines. Each color represents how
fast the traffic is moving.
||Google Maps uses the same satellite data as Google
Earth. Satellite images are not real-time. Google Earth
acquires the best imagery available, most of which is approximately one
to three years old.
||See photos and information about places shared by other people, or
post your own.
||When you have joined Latitude, you can view your friends’ locations
as a layer on the map.
||Clear layers and view only the street map.
||Select more layers such as transit lines or maps that you have
created in Google Maps on the web.