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Let's look at two other ways to view Maps. I'm currently looking at a view of Ventura, California in the standard map view. Notice next to the location button is a button labeled 3D. Tapping it shifts the view of the map from looking directly down to this more bird's-eye view where we can sort of see into the distance. This can be useful to give you a better sense of the layout of the location you're looking at. By touching two fingers to the screen, I can tilt on the axis to see further into the distance. This actually looks a little bit better in satellite or hybrid view. So I'll tap the Info button, and I'll switch over to hybrid.
I'll pinch out to zoom in a little. And again, using two fingers, I can drag up and down, to adjust the 3D view. While in 3D view, you can also rotate with two fingers, probably it's easiest with your thumb and index finger, to look in different directions. You can tap 3D again to return to the top-down view. So that's pretty cool. Now, another feature that's only available for major cities is called Flyover. Let's jump over to Times Square, New York. So here again, I've got the top-down hybrid satellite view. But notice that the 3D button has been replaced with a Buildings icon.
When I tap it, suddenly I'm looking at a 3D rendered view of the city. And this lets me zoom in and really see the buildings in three-dimensional detail. As before, you can use two fingers to adjust the depth of field, so you can really see into the distance here, and you can pinch in and out. This can be really useful to help you get your bearings or to prepare for an upcoming trip. So this Flyover view is only available when looking at the satellite or hybrid views. If you're looking at just the standard view, you'll just get the regular 3D button. But in major cities, you'll still get to see 3D renderings of the buildings.
Also, Apple continues to add more and more cities with Flyover views. They're working their way through the major cities throughout the US, Europe, Australia and so on. The easiest way to see if a city has Flyover is to just go there in Maps. If you switch to this satellite or hybrid view, and you see the Buildings button instead of the 3D button, Flyover is available. So I'll tap the Flyover button, and now I'm looking at Barcelona in Flyover 3D view. So, there you have the 3D and Flyover views in Maps.
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