How to Force Google Maps to 2D Satellite View

By default Google Maps in satellite view shows trees and objects in a fake 3D view that distorts images and hides things that would otherwise be easy to see. To switch back to the flat 2D view use these links.

To return to 3D use this link:

If you know you want be near a charger you can also set Power Saving mode which will under clock the CPU and reduce the screen brightness.

3D looks like this:

2D/flat looks like this: