Maps keyboard shortcuts and gestures on Mac
There are several ways to navigate maps, including using keyboard shortcuts. If you have a trackpad, you have additional options.
To find shortcuts for common commands, look in the menus.
Show your current location
Click the Current Location button in the toolbar (or use the Touch Bar).
Move up or down, left or right
Press and hold the mouse or trackpad, then drag the map.
On a trackpad, you can also drag using two fingers.
Press the arrow keys.
Rotate the map
Click and hold the compass while you drag left and right, or up and down.
On a trackpad, rotate using two fingers.
Press Option-Left Arrow (to rotate counterclockwise) or Option-Right Arrow (to rotate clockwise).
Tilt the map
Click and hold the 3D button while you drag up and down.
Return to the north-facing orientation
Click the outside of the compass.
Press Command-Up Arrow.
Click the zoom in button in the lower-right corner of the map.
On a trackpad, pinch two fingers open.
Press Command-Plus Sign (+).
Click the zoom out button in the lower-right corner of the map.
Press the Option key while you double-click.
On a trackpad, pinch two fingers closed.
Press Command-Minus Sign (-).
Click the Show pop-up menu, then choose Show Traffic.
See an incident report
Click a marker on the map. There are four markers: a crash icon , a construction icon , a closed road icon , and a general alert icon .
Switch between map and satellite views
Click the toolbar buttons.
Press Command-1 or Command-2.
Show 3D map
Click the 3D button .
Click Satellite in the toolbar, click the Show pop-up menu, then choose Show Labels.
Drop a pin
Control-click, then choose Drop Pin.
If you have a Force Touch trackpad, force click.
Add directions or a location to your Favorites
With the directions or location showing, press Command-D.
Display a pin’s info banner
Click the pin, then click the Info button .
Share a location or map
Click the Share button , then choose how you want to share.