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.
- Google Maps 2D: https://www.google.com/maps/?force=canvas
- Google Maps Lite: https://www.google.com/maps/?force=lite
To return to 3D use this link:
- Google Maps 3D: https://www.google.com/maps/?force=webgl
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: