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What happened to the satellite image?

If your satellite image disappeared, one of three things could have happened: You switched between map layers. To switch back, simply locate the two options in the top right of the map that say “Map” and “Satellite”, and choose “Satellite”; or, You may have zoomed in so far that all you see is a grainy […]

If your satellite image disappeared, one of three things could have happened:

  1. You switched between map layers. To switch back, simply locate the two options in the top right of the map that say “Map” and “Satellite”, and choose “Satellite”; or,
  2. You may have zoomed in so far that all you see is a grainy background. Zoom back out to see the satellite image at a better resolution; or
  3. Google maps may be loading sluggishly, or your site could be located at a junction where two map tiles meet, and one of them could be failing to load. If you see part of a satellite image and part gray space, pan around or zoom in and out to let the map “catch up” and reload. It should go away, but if it doesn’t, you may need to zoom out a little.