Internet Explorer Google Maps Satellite Bug
In January 2011, Google Maps introduced a 45-degree
satellite view in
certain areas such as Oakland. The normal satellite view
automatically switches to a 45-degree view at high
magnifications, which the user can select by pressing the
[+] zoom button.
Unfortunately, if the map contains any custom lines or
shapes, such as those we've used to depict the Bay Trail or
park boundaries, the 45-degree satellite view causes Internet Explorer
to display these lines improperly and crash.
This problem does not occur with Firefox, Chrome, or Safari
This problem has been reported to Google and verified, but
until they provide a fix, if you are using Internet
Explorer, Do not zoom in [+].
You can safely zoom out [-] and scroll around.
You can also switch to [Map] view, [Ter] view, or [Earth]
view and safely use any zoom level you like.