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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?
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Is there a fast way to create a map from a list of addresses?

I have a list of about 100 addresses in Italy, and I’m wondering if there is a simple way to paste and visualise them on a map. I have found these ways: Google Fusion Table Copy and paste on Google ...
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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 driving directions from Google Maps (or default to walking)

I don't have a car. Yet Google Maps always shows driving directions by default, and tells me unhelpful things like how many minutes it would hypothetically take to drive from home to a given location. ...
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Can I add other businesses to Google Maps?

In my local suburb the business owners aren't very tech savvy so I'm wondering if it's possible for me to add their businesses to Google Maps on their behalf. Is it possible, and if so, how would I ...
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Is there a way to calculate a google maps commute based on past traffic delay times?

I am using google maps to determine my route to work, it is about an hour currently, but I know that when I factor in traffic it will be longer. I want to know just how much longer it will be. I was ...
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Remove “labels” overlay on new Google Maps

On the old style Google Maps there was an option to remove the "labels" 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 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 create a personal map with google maps and navigate with street view?

How can I create a new maps (with my personal POIs) using Google maps from a PC browser and use street view options to see details? I am not able to create a map, give a name and add new points I ...
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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 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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Why doesn't Google Maps have bicycle directions for Barcelona?

For Barcelona, Google Maps has driving, public transport and walking directions. However, the button for cycling directions is grayed out. Is this feature only available in certain places?
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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 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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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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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 ...
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Is there a method to integrate Google Maps traffic view on a personal website to track vehicles

I wanted to know if there is a method to integrate Google Maps traffic view on a personal website to track vehicles.
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How Can I Force Google Maps to Keep the Map Viewport as it is?

When searching for some terms (say, "restaurant", "toy store", "post office", etc.) in Google Maps, Google Maps tends to automatically change the zoom level and sometimes also shift the map so that a ...
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How to utilize Google Maps from PC to mobile device?

I want to use the destination that I search for in Google maps on a computer, and send that to a mobile device. How is this done? Is a functionality that is part of Google maps.
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How Can I Open the Transportation Stop Info Popup in the New Google Maps?

In classic Google Maps, when clicking on the symbol for a public transportation stop (e.g. a metro stop, or a bus stop), a popup would open that would show the name of the stop, a link to the website ...
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Is there a legend that explains the meaning of colored geographical areas on Google Maps?

Some colors are obvious, but some are not (at least to me). For example, what does it mean when an area is shaded pink?
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In the New Google Maps, How do I Highlight Several Addresses at Once?

In classic Google Maps, I used to be able to show several placemarks at a time. I used this a lot to find hotels or other places of interest near a location I know I would have to go to. The ...
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How can I add multiple destinations in new Google Maps?

Just been on the new Google Maps (the online, desktop browser based, Google Maps), and did a route planner from A to B. However, I want to add in a pickup along the way (just like could be done in the ...
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Can I send a postcode direct to Google Maps in the URL line?

I have a form on my web page that includes a postcode. I want to open a new window and display Google Maps with the data from my postcode form. Ideally something like: ...
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Earth View as default on Google Maps

I frequently use the Earth View (the one like in external Google Earth program) on maps.google.com as i find it more pleasant and quick rather then the laggy map and satellite views. However, every ...
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Search restaurants (POIs) along a route with google maps

This weekend I was on a 7h trip and looking for the next favorite restaurant along the route. All had was an android cell phone and a pretty slow internet connection. My first try was the hompage of ...
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Google Maps - can't write review

My local railway station shows two reviews (dated 3 years ago and 9 months ago) on Google Maps, but I can't write one myself. If I click 'write a review' from search results I get a blank dialog. Any ...
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Metric units in Google Maps?

Is it possible to tell Google Maps to use metric units? I know that for instance the German version does use metric units, but I'd rather use the English one.
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How to convert Google map route into array of coordinates?

Is there any tool or method in order to convert Google Map route, direction into array of lat/lon coordinates? What I am trying to do is to simulate NMEA sentences in order to test my application.
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How to see objects from photos in Google Maps?

For example, I am looking at some place in Christchurch, New Zeland, Below I found some photo gallery. I found some modern multilevel building and the bridge. Unfortunetely if I double click on ...
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How do I plot a bunch of points on Google Maps?

I've got a list of hundreds of lat/long coordinates and I want to plot them on Google Maps. What is the easiest way to do this? The data is currently in CSV format.
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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 an uniform with a ball for World Cup): Is it called just a stickman?
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How can I show Marker on Google Maps in URL?

Here I'm using an iFrame and passing one URL with dynamic latitude/longitude: <iframe width="270" height="250" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" ...
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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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“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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Grab locations to KML from custom map owned by a different person

I have a Google map and I need to grab these locations. Is it possible to grab locations to a KML file from custom Google maps that are created by other users?
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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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What does a pink area with dashed lines mean on Google Maps?

What does a pink area with dashed lines mean on Google Maps? For example, Julian, CA. Julian is not an incorporated city so there is no boundary for that. The area highlighted is not the boundary ...
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How to get more results in Google Maps?

I am searching for certain type of businesses in Google Maps and I am gathering data for a directory database. I have created a layer and add markers from each city I am searching into. Always, when ...
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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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Get Google Maps to default to traffic on at any zoom level

This site gave me the very cool tip of using ?layer=t in the URL in order to create a bookmark that launches Google Maps with traffic on. However, it does so zoomed out to the whole state. When I try ...
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How do I share Google Maps directions?

I am finding the new Google Maps is confusing. Sharing directions used to be intuitive -- there used to be a "Link" button, and you could even hit the "Short URL" checkbox to access a convenient ...
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How do I create a map from Google Sheet data that's in another sheet?

I'm trying to create a Google My Map based on addresses in a Google Sheet "file". This seems to work OK following the standard instructions, except that I can't seem to extract data on anything except ...
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Searching Google Location history by location radius

It's possible to search through Google Maps history via dates. But is it possible to search via location? That is, click on a map and all points recorded at that location, plus those nearby based on ...
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How to disable local geographic names on Google Maps?

For some reason Google Maps displays local geographic names for each country, even when the country uses non-Latin script, which makes it completely unreadable. Is there a way to force it to show ...
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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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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 ...