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​Additional instructions can be found in the Google Maps User Guide.

Interactive Campus Map               Directions to UWSP

​Navigating in Google Maps

You can navigate (move your view) in two dimensions in any Google Map. To pan (move the map), do one of the following:
  • Click and drag the map
  • Press the up arrow on your keyboard to move north
  • Press the down arrow on your keyboard to move south
  • Press the right arrow on your keyboard to move east
  • Press the left arrow on your keyboard to move west

Additionally, you can zoom in or out pressing the + or - keys. Move the cursor over a location and use the mouse scroll button to zoom in or out on that location. To center and zoom in on a location, double click the location.

Using the Navigation Controls

Navigation controls

The navigation controls you see at are shown on the left. Navigation controls include:

  1. Arrows - Click the appropriate arrow buttons to move the view north, south, east or west.
  2. Street View - Click to view street-level imagery
  3. Zoom - Click + to zoom in on the center of the map. Click - to zoom out.
  4. Zoom slider - Drag the zoom slider up or down to zoom in or out incrementally.

Other web pages with embedded Google Maps may not have all or any of these navigation controls. For example, embedded maps may show navigation controls that look like those below:

spacerSmall navigation controls      Small navigation controls





Viewing Info Windows

Info windows appear when you click a marker and display additional information about the location. To view the info window for a marker, do one of the following:

Info balloon

  • Click the marker
  • Click the marker in the Search results tab

  • Click the appropriate link in the Search results tab

Info windows can contain great information such as photos of businesses, descriptions, restaurant reviews, links to driving directions and much more. You can expand some info windows to display even more information. In certain locations, you can view and navigate street-level imagery by clicking Street view in the info window (learn more).

If available, click Expand info balloon button or more info>> in an info window to expand it. To close an info window, click Close info balloon button. To resize an expanded info window, click Resize info ballooon button. You can create your own review of businesses by clicking Write a review.


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