When you’re viewing a Google map in iPhoto—whether in the Manage My Places dialog or in map view—you can choose between terrain view, satellite view, or a hybrid of both.
Many times, the choice is one of personal preference. Choose terrain if you like viewing maps that look like folding road maps (kids: ask your parents). For an added coolness factor, go satellite.
But there are some circumstances that recommend one view over the other.
Terrain: for addresses. When you want to add or refine a place with a street address, a terrain map is often easier to read.
Satellite: for close-ups. You can zoom in for a much closer look by using satellite view. That’s particularly handy when you want to precisely position ...