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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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How do I find the URL for a customized embedded Google map?

I'm trying to find the URL for a custom embedded map (not my map -- the one at http://flood.gistda.or.th) so that I can bookmark a link with the zoom and location levels that are useful to me, but I ...
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How do I changed the saved zoom level of a map saved in Google Maps “My Places”

I saved two places to one of my maps in Google Maps My Places. I want to embed this map on a webpage. The zoom is too close. I want to zoom out 2 units. How do save the new zoom level to my map?
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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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Is there a way to change the language of an embedded Google Map?

I'm embedded a Google Map in my website and it always appears in the user's browser locale language, whereas I want it to always be in English. Is there any way to enforce this? Here's an example:
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How do I set a default Google Maps location?

Every time I open Google maps it defaults to Palmer Ranch Healthcare & Rehabilitation. How do I change this?
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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 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 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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View details in new Google maps after “search nearby”

If I use the "search nearby" feature on the new Google Maps, I see a nice collection of results but I don't know how to find more details about each result. If I click on the search result (in the ...
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Show your office location on Google Maps

Using Google Maps, I searched for “JBR Dubai” and I found it. Here when I zoom it, I can see all the offices in my tower but I cannot see my office. How I can set my office over there? I want people ...
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How do I display CitiBike parking stations on Google Maps?

Can Google Maps be set up to display CitiBike parking stations in New York? Right now, I have to first map out the drive in Google Maps, then go to CitiBike website to see where to get/drop the bike. ...
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Create a Google maps link to a specific location

I'm looking to create a link to a specific location using latitude and longitude for positioning, however I would also like to be able to add a marker onto the map as well, at the same location. This ...
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Is it possible to calculate the most convenient base of travel to reach multiple destinations in Google Maps?

I will be moving to a new city. In this city I will be working at different plants. I only work at one plant a day, but will be going to different plants on different days. I want to live at the ...
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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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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 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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“New” Google Maps has 'stripey' water

Since google launched the 'new' Maps site, I've had display problems with it in Chrome. It seems only to relate to blue(!), on sea, rivers, lakes. Firefox and IE doesn't have the issue, even when ...
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Where have all my Maps reviews gone?

Over the years, I have posted a few reviews of places I've visited on Google Maps. Occasionally, I like to look back at my reviews, to remind myself where I've been. I'm aware that these reviews are ...
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Is it possible to send multiple points with descriptions using Google Maps?

I often find myself needing to send somebody a few geographical locations on a map with a short text description of each point. I've noticed I can send single points using Google Maps like this: ...
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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 delete a map in Google mapsengine.google.com?

I cannot find a delete button for my map on mapsengine.google.com. I tried to look for it when opening a map and when editing an opened map but I cannot find it anywhere. Is is possible to delete a ...
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Can I view Google+ check-ins on Google Maps?

Is there a way of viewing my Google+ check-ins as pointers on a Google Maps? UPDATE: Now that Google Latitude has been retired, my answer is no longer relevant. How can I view my Google+ check-ins ...
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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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Activate traffic view in new Google Maps?

How do I activate traffic view in new Google Maps? I can find the feature and see the color bar from fast to slow traffic view. I select traffic, but nothing happens.
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Can I create/view custom maps on the new Google Maps?

In the old Google Maps, I would sometimes create a custom map that contained several locations related to a particular topic or trip. In the new Google Maps, I can't see a way to create these maps, or ...
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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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How to revert to old google maps? [duplicate]

How to change back to classic google maps? (the old question is obsolete, and the topic is protected so i can't answer it with updated answer!!!)
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How to set a default starting location for Google Maps?

How can I set a default starting address for Google Maps?
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How do I email google map directions (*not* just a *link* to directions)?

I sometimes need to email a list of directions that I need to be available offline. So, emailing a link to Google Map directions doesn't work. I want to email all of the directions. I've tried just ...
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Add Google Map to my Google Calendar

Ok. So, I have a saved map of my plans for Saturday on it. It's in "My Maps" on Google maps. Is there a way to link that map (as in attach it to the calendar event, not just paste a link in the ...
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Cannot access Google Maps, unable to see more than “page not available”

I can no longer access Google Maps. When I click on maps from the Google Toolbar, I first get a faint grid, then the screen just goes to gray. It says I need to upgrade to a newer version of Adobe ...
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How do you change a photo of a location in Google Maps?

If you're actually the owner of a location in Google Maps, how do you change the picture of it? For an example of what I mean: If that was my location or business, how do I update or change the ...
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How do you show traffic and other layers in the new Google Maps?

On desktop, in the previous versions of Google Maps, you could see transit lines and traffic. I can't find these options in the new version of Google Maps. Where are they?
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Embedding in New Google Maps

How can I put even one location the new Google Maps? The old version offered the embed icon. Where is the embed code now?
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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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Plotting walking trails on a map without a GPS device

I want to mark some walking trails on a map and share them with friends. I don't have any GPS devices so I will be drawing them manually. Since this may take some time, I would prefer that they will ...
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Street Names in the New Google Maps [duplicate]

Acer AC700 Chromebook Chrome version 33.0.1750.51 beta Street names appear as Google Maps loads, but disappear after it fully loads. I've read other posts about webGL, but I don't see that option ...
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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 timelapse style gif of my house, my ...
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Can I change the Google Maps default to have “transit” enabled?

Every time I go to Google maps to look up an address I always need to click on "transit" since it's the only way I get around and (more importantly) the only way I can find my way in my adopted city. ...
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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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Opt out of the new Google Maps

How do I Opt out of the new Google Maps? There is no help and feedback button in the top right corner. Fortunately Mapquest and Yahoo Maps still work.
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How can I measure distance in Google Maps?

How can I measure the distance between two points in Google Maps? I just can't find any solution for it!
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How can I plot an address list in Google Maps?

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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How to create a map of a fictional place with Google Maps

The wiki for one of the video games I play has a map of the game world powered by Google Maps. You can see the map here. How would I go about creating a map like this for my own project? Is this ...
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How do I get a link to a specified location in a given Google Map?

I'm trying to use the new Google Map engine. I've created a new map where I have several markers. Now I would like to have a permalink to one of this markers. By clicking on that link the user should ...
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How can I find out when a particular Google Streetview scene was shot?

Looking at scenic roads, I think it would be quite interesting to know when the Google Streetview took the particular photo. In the linked example, it would give me an impression of possible snow ...
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How can I get back to New Google Maps, after having opted out?

I opted out of the New Google Maps, but I have changed my mind. How do I get back to the new Google Maps?
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display results for multiple queries on new Google Maps: possible; how?

With the new (May-2013) version of Google Maps, is it possible to display results for several search queries on the same map--similar to how it worked in "classic" Google Maps? (see the green marks ...
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How to tell if a route is climbing up or going down on Google Map?

When you find a walking route on Google Maps, can you tell whether it is climbing up or going down?