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Getting correct UK road colours in Google Maps in Firefox

As many people know, Google Maps does a stupid stupid thing in the UK in terms of road colours (see http://optimap.co.uk for comparison between old behaviour ('proper colours') and new behaviour ...
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Completely turn off new Google Maps and go back to old one

I found new Google Maps slow, useless and pathetic. Is there any way, I can turn them off completely and go back to old, favored old Google Maps? Or is this, as with everything in Google, one way ...
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Did Google Maps stop working in IE8 in late 2014?

Google maps in IE8 now appears to generally look like this (checked several machines): I'm fairly sure it worked a few weeks ago. But googling for the problem only shows up a 2012 news item about ...
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Google Maps shows wrong name

Recently I posted a question Business won't show up on Google Maps. It turned that I had to wait a bit longer for Google to put my business on its maps. Now I have a new problem - the name of the ...
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Collaborate on Google Maps without signing in (Maps Engine)

I shared a map on Maps Engine with anybody to edit. However, when I open the link without signing in to my Google account, I am not able to edit the map. Is it possible to collaborate without ...
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Archive of Google Maps

Is there an archive of the Google maps? I have noticed that they've updated my city several times over the years that it's been available. I'd be interested in a time-lapse style gif of my house, my ...
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Google Maps menu in Russian

I can't change Google Maps menu to English. English is my language of choice throughout Google, but in Google Maps the menu is in Russian. How can I change it to English?
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How to create a custom map by plotting only certain addresses or points in an online Web mapping service like Google Maps etc. for printing

For example, for any city, I want to create a A4 printable map, showing only specific addresses (like important areas of a city). Such a map will show which direction each area falls, optionally ...
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How to view combined (overlaid) Google Map's map and satellite view?

There's "Sattellite/Map" button which toggles between map-only and satellite-only modes. How to view satellite image with the map (roads and rivers) drawn on top?
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How to mark a road as a toll road in Google Map Marker?

If I tell Google Maps to avoid toll roads, it still takes me on a certain road which is in fact a toll road. Does anyone know how I can edit the map to denote the road as such? I see road attributes ...
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How can I plot an address list in Google Maps? [closed]

I have a 14 page PDF with a list of addresses in it. I'd like to see the addresses on a map. Is there a website that can extract the addresses from the document and put them on a map?
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Google Maps map marker hover text

When you search for a company in maps, you can hover your mouse over the map and see additional text. This looks like it comes from the website of the company, from the metadescription, or body if no ...
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Can I add my business in Google Maps without add it on Google+?

Can I add my business in Google Maps without add it on Google+? I have a Google+ page for my website of this shop and I don't want a second Google+ page for the real store. Is possible?
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What is the name of the icon for Google Maps street view?

What is the name of the icon for Google Maps street view? It is orange and modeled on a man. (Today he wears a uniform with a ball for World Cup): Is it called just a stickman?
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Link to directions on Google Maps with one destination prefilled

I want a link on my site which visitors can use to get directions to my location. Is it possible to create a link to a Google Maps directions page, where one end of the directions (the destination) is ...
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“My places” is missing

I have new Windows 7 machine with Chrome browser. I have opened Google Maps in browser and found that there is no "My places". How to create, save and share maps in this Google Maps version? I have ...
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Showing nearest franchise location with Google Map

Can I share a link with Google Maps, that will request user for his location & show nearest franchise location of X company? Example: User click link-> Location Request & Provided -> Show ...
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Business won't show up on Google Maps

I'm having problems with showing a business on Google Maps. I've created the Google+ and business page. I've updated all the info and the Google verification code so the business is verified (I've ...
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Show planned highways at all zoom levels in Google Maps

When zoomed in close enough, Google Maps shows highways that are planned or under construction. An example from Cluj, Romania — the grey section of the highway is not built yet and the overlay goes ...
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Add many locations to Google Map?

I have a bunch of addresses that I need to add to one of my Google Maps. Google Maps just says to add each and everyone of them manually, but it's a lot of of work to do this manually. Does someone ...
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View list of addresses in order in Google Maps

I have some addresses that I want to visit, and I want to draw the order I should take in Google Maps. Is there any feature that enables me to do this?
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How to enable new Google Maps

How can I enable new Google Maps? It seems I’m still stuck with the old version. Can't find a link or switch. When I click “Try it now”, it takes me to the preview tour. I’m from Canada; was it ...
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Google Maps: add to contacts

I've searched Google Maps for a business. I've found it. I'm looking at the popup/bubble/whatever on the map, for that business. Is there something I can from this point to quickly get that ...
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Is there a way to return to satellite view with latest Google Maps?

With the new Google Maps integrating Google Earth and 3D into the web browser I'm experiencing some performance problems on my PC when I feel the need to look something up while processing power is ...
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How to edit the name of a location on a Google Map

I am creating a Google Map of locations related to a particular topic. Since most of these locations exist within places (e.g., parks and public plazas) which are already listed in Google Maps search ...
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Can I forcibly extract KML from a Google Map?

I know that in Google My Maps, I can click the folder icon and select Export to KML to download a KML file. However, is it possible that, given the URL of someone's My Map, I can go in and get the ...
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Is there a way to export my starred locations from Google Maps?

I have hundreds of locations starred in Google Maps. I'd like to export the list of them so that I can import them into other software, like Google Earth or map applications on my Android phone. Is ...
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Has “Save to map” gone from Google Maps Classic?

I am a frequent user of Google Maps, and I have quite a few of "My Maps", where I collect placemarks. Now I am trying to create a new of these My Maps, and add placemarks to it. After searching for ...
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How are YouTube videos selected for inclusion in Google Maps?

Apart from geolocating videos via your YouTube account, is there any other process involved in getting them shown on the 'More... videos' overlay in Google Maps? Edit: As well as geolocating a test ...
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Is there a way to customize foot speed for Google Maps Transit directions?

I often use transit directions to get around, but sometimes I'd rather run five minutes to catch up to a bus instead of waiting where I am for 15 minutes for the next bus. Google Maps transit ...
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How do I draw onto Google maps?

I wish to be able to quickly outline areas on Google maps, then print (or even better save) a rectangle of the map that contains the given area. For example, I wish to outline a school paying field, ...
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How to import objects from My Maps to Google Places

We have a map with hundreds of points but they don't appear in Google Maps search. I was told that if I put them in Google Places, they will appear in maps search. Is this true? And if it is true ...
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How do I share map links in the new version of Google Maps?

The new vector-based version of maps.google.com seems to have lost the ability to easily share a map location or point of interest with someone else. It seems there are some Google+ sharing features, ...
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How to save embedded Google map to my account

Is there a way to save an embedded Google map with its pins to my account or my maps so I can view them in my Android mobile? For example, here's a map with ATMs of my city: ...
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How can I prevent the Google Maps Country Redirect?

Google maps has started to redirect me to my local country domain - from www.google.com/maps to www.google.at/maps. Is there any way to prevent this without using cookies? Llike the "No Country ...
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How to prevent Google Maps from zooming in

It there a way to prevent Google Maps from zooming in when your search for a city? Scenario: When I search for Ocala, FL, it's not because I want a map of Ocala, FL. It's because I want to know ...
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Display one second latitude and longitude grid lines on Google Maps

Is the a way to display one second latitude and longitude grid lines on Google Maps?
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Is there any way I can add more than 10 locations to Google Maps?

Is there any way to add more than 10 locations to Google maps (by becoming a premium user or other paid services)? Or is a default for all users ?
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Any way to plot 100K+ points on a map?

Does anyone know a way to upload hundreds of thousands of lat/longs to a map (Google Maps, but open to other suggestions) at the same time? I have a CSV with the full address, and the lat/longs for ...
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Remove “lables” overlay on new Google Maps

On the old style Google Maps there was an option to remove the "lables" overlay so in satellite view you would just see the map. In the new version of Maps I can't seem to find out how to remove ...
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How to change the default location for Google Maps when “Location” preference is not available in Search Settings?

This has already been asked: How do I set a default Google Maps location? But I am in an unusual situation, same as Neets as in this comment. Every time I log into Google Maps (the new one, but I ...
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How do I build a commuting route that includes driving, public transit, and walking?

I've noticed that My Maps is back in Google Maps. My primary interest is creating a route with the following itinerary: Start from my "Home" location Drive to a public transit location Take the ...
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Why does Google blur out the name on this street sign?

I was searching StreetView in the UK for a particular road sign but when I got to the location I saw this: Why has Google blurred out the street name, but only one part of the street name? Other ...
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How can I encode my preference of biking/walking/public transport in a google maps URL?

I used to be able to specify a url parameter to automatically show public transport directions, but it stopped working and now I only get driving directions when I enter a URL like this: ...
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How to view Street View for certain date?

I was checking out this answer showing how the Colorado DOT dealt with mile-marker theft issue. You can see that user Sparr used Street View images of the spot from different dates to answer the ...
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Create KMZ from Google Maps

I have a bunch of locations stored in "My Maps". Is it possible that I create a KMZ file that I can use in Google Earth?
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How to display route in Google Streetview?

In the past, when you searched a route on Google Maps and then switched to Streetview, the route was shown in the Streetview image (as a thick blue line). That was a very useful feature, since it ...
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Export Google Maps Result Query

I'm getting multiple pin locations for "XYZ store" by searching on maps.google.com I want to export all the coordinates or points to whatever file possible (KML, HTML, doesn't really matter). The ...
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Adding notes to places in Google Maps

Is it possible to add my own notes to places in Google Maps? I need to find new customers and would like to add notes to placemarks on the map. Further to that, is it possible to create categories ...