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Why does my map turn blue on Google Maps when I switch to the Earth view

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More information please. What browser are you using, which operating system? Does it happen in any browser or just a single one? Do you have any plugins installed, etc. –  slhck Feb 3 '12 at 11:28
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It's the ocean! –  Raystafarian Feb 8 '12 at 12:43
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Try the sattalite view for a similar view. The "earth" feature is a seperate plug-in, it uses full 3D and I believe is the web version of GoogleEarth. I would far rather run the actual GoogleEarth application without the web browser.
http://www.google.com/earth/index.html

If you cannot load it, and also do not get the flag about the needs, it could be many things, The plug-in removed even though it is indicated in the registry. some blocker, script block, security, active-x not being on, it needs java , or some other programming base to operate.

If you have the plug-in and all of that is working correct (even though you dont get view), remember still this is going to be highly GPU based 3D rendering. Checking dxdiag, having all the right gpu drivers would be in addition to the web stuff all working correct. If your using 2 monitors, or are Virtual, it could be a different grafics render issue.

You need to tell what is the OS your using, and what Browser your using, please add that to the question.

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You have shitty internet service, most likely. If your internet connection is slow, when it bottlenecks, Google freezes and gives up.

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this should have been a comment –  Linger Nov 7 '12 at 17:52
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I believe it is a bug, regardless of how good your ISP is. You fix it by switching to satellite view and back to map view.

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or its simply the ocean... as said before! –  Lorenzo Von Matterhorn Mar 28 '13 at 22:58
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