Number trick in Google Maps: How to activate the super zoom

Construction sites, traffic jams, free parking spaces or as a replacement for public transport apps: Google Maps now offers many functions that help you get to your destination faster.

Among other things, you can not only view your route via the regular map mode, but also have the route displayed via satellite. Depending on the route, it is not always possible to zoom in completely, for example to search for specific buildings or alleys.

Google Maps: Zoom in even further – this is how it works

Google Maps now offers numerous features, including a live AR display for pedestrians.


A trick that the GoogleWatchBlogdescribes, helps to enlarge the image despite the zoom limit. To use the “Superzoom”, you only have to take a closer look at the URL. Here you are looking for a certain numerical code that is provided with an “@” and change it according to your ideas.


You are looking for the Korean capital Seoul in satellite mode. You will then see the following in the URL: “,+S%C3%BCdkorea/@37.5453307,127.0377766,4820m/…”.

For you is exclusively the numbers behind that @ decisive. In this case: 37.5453307.127.0377766.4820m, which stand for the coordination of the image center and the size of the desired image section. The number and the letter after the last comma, in this case 4820 m, indicate the size in meters of the displayed image section.

If you want to zoom in more, you simply have to change this value to a smaller number (up to 0.5 m).

notice: You can use this method to bypass the zoom limit, but you can only zoom in to a certain degree. The quality of the image depends on the location you are looking for. Because Google often buys map parts, which can be very expensive depending on the resolution. For places that are rarely searched for, such as forests, etc., high-resolution map sections are often not purchased, which is why they are only available in poor quality. It is therefore not certain whether you will then be able to see something with the super zoom.

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