Google Maps: How to zoom in on a specific location by drawing a box around it

Posted February 12, 2010 by Rob Rogers in Google

Navigating Google Maps can take up some valuable time as you try to zoom in on a specific location on the map. Rather than using the normal method, you should use the Drag ‘n’ Zoom method. This allows you to zoom in on a specific location on the map by simply drawing a box around it.

1. Go to Google Maps and login to your account.

2. Go to the upper-right corner and select the green flask icon .

3. Find Drag ‘n’ Zoom and select it’s Enable radio button.

4. Click the Save changes button.

Now when you are on a map and want to zoom in on a location, click the Drag ‘n’ Zoom icon on the left under the zoom slider control.

Once selected, draw a box around the desired area of the map. The map will automatically zoom in on the selected area.


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