Storm Shield's Map View is the default option for viewing weather conditions at your location. Satellite View is a secondary layer option for those who wish to see more detailed satellite-based imagery. 

Map Data is provided by Apple Maps (for Storm Shield iOS) or Google Maps (for Storm Shield Android).

You can enable Satellite View accessing Overlay Options via the Layers icon:

You can toggle the Satellite Layer on and off. You can also toggle other layers on and off in addition to adjusting their transparency when appearing on the map.