A Google map of type HYBRID:
The following map types are supported in Google Maps API:
The map type is specified either within the Map properties object, with the mapTypeId property:
Or by calling the map's setMapTypeId() method:
The map types SATELLITE and HYBRID support a 45° perspective imagery view for certain locations (only at high zoom levels).
If you zoom into a location with 45° imagery view, the map will automatically alter the perspective view. In addition, the map will add:
Note: Zooming out from a map with 45° imagery will revert each of these changes, and the original map is displayed.
The following example shows a 45° perspective view of Palazzo Ducale in Venice, Italy:
Tip: Google adds 45° Imagery for new locations all the time. Check out the list of 45° imagery on Google Maps.
You can disable 45° perspective view by calling setTilt(0) on the Map object:
Tip: To enable 45° perspective view at a later point, call setTilt(45).