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How to embed Google Maps photospheres?

"Google Maps - Views" shared with Google Maps a feature that allowed us to generated HTML for embedding a photosphere into another website. A description of the feature can be seen at: ...
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Why does Google Maps think traffic reduces trip time?

More than once, Google Maps has told me it will take me 31 minutes (for example) to get to my destination, but 34 minutes (for example) without traffic. Has anyone else noticed this? Is this a known ...
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Can I search by range in Google Maps (or in another map service)?

I'm interested in determining an area that is reachable with maximum (e.g.) 30 minutes by car from a given point. This is not a circle with a given radius. Can I do this search in Google Maps or in ...
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The Google Maps layers button does not show as decribed by Google support at http://maps.google.com. How to display it?

I do not have the layers button at http://maps.google.com as described here https://support.google.com/mymaps/answer/3024933?hl=en and the layers shown here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AE-Al5mNu44 ...
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How to add a location label (like starring) to Google Maps (website), like in the 2015 updated Android app?

At some point in 2015 I believe Google Maps on Android added the ability to add a label to any location from the vertical ... menu when a location is selected. This label is saved in your account - ...
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How to hide “Photo Sphere” pictures from Google Maps Street View?

The static 360° photos are very annoying when you're trying to drop the orange token on some road without having to zoom up the map previously.
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Is it possible to label saved places on Google maps?

Is there a way to choose an address and leave a labeled marker there? I noticed that you can save places using stars, but I would like to label them. Like, save an address and label it "Friend's ...
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How can I override Google Map's shortest route feature when drag plotting a long scenic route?

Want to use Google Map to plot scenic trip route which is not the shortest distance between start and end destination. Google intercedes with its own route suggestions that are shorter, eventually ...
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What do the different drawings of roads mean?

In Google Map, different roads are drawn in different ways. For example, in the following screenshot of Google Map of an area, why are the drawings of roads in the black, red, green, and blue boxes ...
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Permanently turn off new Google Maps and go back to old one

I found new Google Maps slow, useless (routes with only two points) and wrong. Is there any way, I can turn it off completely and go back to favored old Google Maps? Or is this — as with ...
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Google maps waypoint coordinates for route

I'm rather new to the Google Maps API. If I get a route back from Google maps, is it possible to get the coordinates for every 2 km of the route? So if the route is 7 km, I want to know the ...
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How can I force Google Maps to update “My location” when I move?

I travel a lot and I use Google Maps to help me get around a lot. The My location feature is very handy when you're lost and find a WIFI hotspot but it has one problem. My Location likes to cache ...
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Waze: Where will I be on my route at a certain time?

Is there a way in Waze (or any other mapping app) to see where I will be on my current route at a certain time? For example, I want to know roughly where I'll be at 7 am at my current rate with ...
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Google Maps Earth mode URL parameters

I have some questions about some of the parameters. Here's an example of the Statue of Liberty https://www.google.com/maps/@40.6857974,-74.0453996,237a,20y,12.19h,59.76t/data=!3m1!1e3 ...
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Possible to add multiple markers to a map and share a link in Google Maps anonymously?

Say, I go to http://maps.google.com (which these days redirects to https://www.google.com/maps) in my web browser. I can use the Search, and when my address is found, a (red) marker is added on the ...
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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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Pinch to zoom in Google Maps in Firefox affects webpage rather than the map

I use Google Maps in Firefox 39 on my Dell Vostro laptop with Windows 7. When I try to pinch to zoom (on the touchpad), the entire webpage zooms in and out instead of the map itself. In other words, ...
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How can I embed Photos from my Google Photos onto a Google Map?

I want to add some photos I took with my phone camera to a Google Map I am working on. There are 4 options when editing a marker for adding content. Google Image Search URL Video Search Youtube URL ...
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Searching with Google Maps from desktop then transfering route to phone

I use Google Maps on my phone for transit instructions and to find my way around. The problem is it's hard to work with a small screen and typing in complex addresses is a pain. I noticed sometimes ...
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How to Leave Google Maps Lite Mode?

I just used Google Maps, and as usual, I used the help icon to try and switch back to the Classic version. Unfortunately, it brought me to a (new?) "Lite Mode" instead. Now, I am wondering how I can ...
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Quick directions to/from home or starred place in Google Maps

I have two places starred in new Google Maps -- home and work. But, I have quite problems using them, when requesting directions or when searching for them in Start or To fields for directions: When ...
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How can I save a Google Maps route offline?

Just what the title says. I've been looking everywhere and all I can find is how to save a particular map view, but not a route between two points.
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How to show/share only one route on Google Maps?

I want to share a route between two places with some people, the plan being that we meet and follow this route together. The new Google Maps has a (normally) nice feature that by default shows you ...
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Google Maps Navigation ETA Distinguishes Lanes?

Does anyone know if Google Maps distinguishes lines on jammed crossroads when displaying ETA (estimated time of arrival) for your current route? I frequently travel on roads that are marked as red (or ...
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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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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 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 highlight an entire route or way on an online map?

For brevity, I'll write throughfare instead of 'route', because I ask NOT only about vehicular roads, but also nature paths, trails, waterways, etc... On Google Maps, how can I highlight the ...
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Can't seem to find satellite view in Google Maps

I have an exercise app on my PC that uses Google Maps. At first I was able to click on satellite view in the map and zoom in to a usable scale. Then somehow the satellite icon disappeared. About 2 ...
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Is there a way to make a line in Google Maps account for the curvature of the Earth?

When creating a line in Google Maps, it will be drawn straight between the two points, without accounting for curvature of the Earth. So, while showing the shortest path on the flattened map of the ...
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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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Show path on Google Maps

I have several GPS coordinates and want to show them on the map connected with line. It must looks like this. How can I open maps.google.com page and show this path?
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How to show multiple points at Google Maps?

I would like to show multiple places at Google Maps. KML files does not suit me. Is it possible to pass Google Maps a set of points in URL parameters?
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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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How can I re-enable Pac Man mode in Google Maps?

Seems that my Google Maps no longer offers a Pacman option; is there any way for me to re-enable Pac-Man mode on Google Maps?
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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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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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How do I get a 3D building added to Google Earth / Maps?

I noticed that there wasn't a 3D model available for a particular location on Google Earth. I know how this building looks, so how would I contribute by making a model of it?
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Given an address, how to find travel time to multiple predetermined locations

I am looking at potential houses to buy and for each one I would like to know the travel times to key locations (e.g. my workplace, my spouse's workplace, our children's schools). Although I can ...
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What do the small red squares in Google Maps mean?

Recently, I started noticing small red squares with numbers in them on certain streets in Google Maps (like this street in Rotterdam, The Netherlands). I cannot click them and hovering over them ...
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How to show a marker with a description at specific coordinates via URL with the new (mid-2013) Google Maps

A link like this used to work up until the latest revamp of Google Maps (before July 2013): http://maps.google.com/maps?q=description+(name)+%4046.090271,6.657248 What it did was to show a map with ...
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possible to link to a single layer in google maps?

In Google Maps, you can create layers over maps to show custom information. Is it possible to link to a specific layer (or the map showing that layer), rather than the map showing the first defined ...
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How to export Google “My places” map, now that the KML button is missing

I am used to using the KML button in Google maps to export my saved maps, as instructed in Export My Map as KML - which I got to from Google's own Maps data liberation page. Having not done this ...
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How to copy a track from Bing Maps to Google Maps

I have a track in Bing Maps, but I'd like to get it somehow to Google Maps. Is this possible? If so, how?
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Is it possible to make a dynamic route in Google Maps?

I am using a program that every 4 minutes sends me (via email) a GPS position in a format of a link to Google Maps, like so: Move to N10.0700+E50.8625 Move to N10.0700+E50.8925 Move to ...
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How to get the lat/lon coordinates along a road?

I'd like to get the lat/lon coordinates of points along a road, say every 100 meters or so. I could go to Google Maps and manually click on points, but I'd like to do this automatically.
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Is the new version of Google Maps about to remove My Places?

Google recently started an offer to switch to new version of Google Maps in beta test mode. As far as I understood now, one of the most nice features My Places is not present in new Google Maps, ...
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Google Maps: find level above sea of a place

Does Google Maps (or any other public GIS) have info of the level above sea of ground? If so, how can I get it?
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How can I save a set of directions in Google Maps?

How can I save a set of directions in Google Maps? If I have some directions that I searched for, How can I save these so someone else can use them as well?