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In certain urban areas with plenty of tall buildings, such as New York (pictured), the 3D view can be seen from a low level.
The images can be navigated by using the on-screen menu, or with a mouse and keyboard shortcuts.
Other areas, such as Stonehenge (pictured), highlight the contrast between 3D objects and flat low-resolution backgrounds.
The 3D Earth view also can also overlay numbered roads and streets on the image, as shown in this image of London.
The overlay is similar to the other display modes on Google Maps. However, the Google Earth view does not provide features found in standard Google Maps, such as directions. It also does not include the flight simulator, tours and other features in the standalone Google Earth application.