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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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How to communicate a position as a Google Maps URL?

I'd like to show someone a specific point on Google Maps. How can I put down a pin (and remove all other pins) and get a URL of the resulting map?
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How to know which cities Google Street View are available?

Google just released Street View for some cities in my country. Are there some way to find out if a city is available on Street View? Is there a list of cities or a search tool?
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Is it possible to get more than three suggested routes in Google Maps?

Can one get more than 3 suggested routes via Google Maps? If so, how?
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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 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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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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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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Is there a way on Google Maps (online version) to make Public transportation the default mode?

Google Maps on Android allows the user to set his prefered mode of transportation. I didn't find a similar mode on the web-version. Does such a mode exist?
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Is there a way to force Google Maps to show Traffic by default?

When I hit up maps.google.com, it goes to my default map. Is there way to force it to show me traffic so that I don't have to hit the Traffic button?
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Rail/subway itinerary website for the UK?

I am planning an itinerary in the UK, and I am surprised Google Itinerary just proposes car or walk, no train. Is there a website for finding the best train itinerary in the UK? It must take into ...
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How do you find nearby supermarkets on Google Maps?

In my country (UK) thousands of tiny local convenience stores have the word "supermarket" in their names, so whenever I need to find a supermarket, Google Maps is pretty much useless. Is there any ...
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Dropping a pin in Google Maps

In Google Maps for iPhone, I am able to get the approximate address (e.g 4590-4615 StackExchange Lane) for someone (or myself) by just dropping the pin. Is there a way to to do this in Google Maps ? ...
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How to get directions to my default location in Google Maps

When I go to Google Maps, it shows my default location. Often I then search/find a location/address and then want to get Directions from my default location, but there doesn't seem to be an obvious ...
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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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Syntax to see route planning between two points?

In most cases, to find out a distance or expected travel time between two points, I use Google maps (using Chrome, desktop PC). To do so, the typical steps are: Type a location (say 'Munich') into ...
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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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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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How do I update street information for Google Maps?

As the result of the end of some works, a street has changed its direction of travel. Is there any way I can notify Google of the change?
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Google Maps mashup for notes/househunting

(this is copied from my question on superuser.com) I'm house-hunting at the moment and I'm trying to geek it out er I mean streamline the decision-making process. I'm currently using google maps's ...
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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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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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How to hide labels in last release of Google Maps

I do not find the set up to hide the labels in the latest Google Maps version. I use it on Internet Explorer / Mozilla Firefox / Google Chrome. In the setting options I have: Share this map History ...
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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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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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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?
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Import maps in Google Maps

It's possible to export and import maps from one google's account to another? I had an account in google maps and when I changed my e-mail, I started to use Google Maps associated with this new login. ...
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Individual addresses/links to single google map w/ all addresses/links?

Here's a page with a list of addresses: http://www.cabq.gov/seniors/centers/seniorcenters Is there any webapp/plugin/mashup/etc that can "read" these addresses and create a single Google map (or ...
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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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How do I report/change the $ rating of a restaurant on Google Maps?

This place is rated $$, but it should be $$$$. I tried to "Suggest an Edit", but the dollar rating wasn't available to change.
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Mapping Google Calendar events

I would like to display a Google Map with all of my calendar events such that the user can see points on the map relating to the locations of different events. When they click on the point it should ...
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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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How to drop marker at lat/long in new Google Maps

How would one go about dropping a marker at a certain lat/long in the new Google Maps? Visiting https://www.google.com/maps/@37.7,-122.4,16z only centers the map at those coordinates but does not ...
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Add stops every X miles on Google Maps

I've got a long trip planned on Google Maps (~1700 miles). I'm looking for a way to add stops every 500 or so miles to look for spots to stop for the evening. What's the best way to do this? Thanks!
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How do I search for businesses in a specific area on Google and sort by rating?

I'm having a heck of a time figuring out which of Google's properties will allow me to do this seemingly simple search: I want a list of businesses in a specific area, sorted by customer rating. For ...
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Change friends icon/avatar on Google Latitude [closed]

I recently started using Google Latitude with some of my close friends. Many of them have not set a picture for their icon/avatar yet, so when looking at a map it can be difficult to identify people (...
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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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Any alternatives to Google Streetview? [closed]

I am seeking to find out if we have alternatives to Google maps' streetview? There is nothing wrong with Google streetview.
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Company not found on Google Maps

I have been trying to search our business place (Bonteheuwel Library, Bluegum Street, Bonteheuwel, Cape Town, Western Cape) on Google Maps, but to no avail. Is there some way that Google can sort out ...
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How to view my contribution points in Google Maps?

Because of this news that Google is now willing to give 1 TB of Google Drive storage to diligent Local Guides, I was encouraged to take photos of places near me, review edits, and make reviews of ...
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How to remove a location from Google Maps?

I was looking for restaurants in my home town and I found one that closed some years ago (in fact it changed its name and now it is completely different). Is there any way to notify this to Google?
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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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How can I search for a list of cities in Google Maps?

I would like to see those cities marked in Google Maps: Bonn, Bornheim, Dorsten, Dortmund, Essen, Feldhausen, Grevenbroich, Hallenberg, Koeln, Krefeld, Moers, Muenster, Neuss, Neviges, Velbert, ...
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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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How to make a route map of my all trips in a year? [closed]

How can I make a route map of all my trips in a year? I tried with Google Maps, by adding destinations, but because I traveled a lot in google Map I can only add A - Z (31 destinations). I'm looking ...
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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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Google maps showing correct location with latitude longitude but also shows nearest road

I am using Google Maps to show the user location based on the latitude and longitude passed in the query. It shows fine with a green arrow. But the map also shows a letter pin with the nearest road/...
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Is it possible to know date and time of photos used in Street View?

The question is the same of the title, and of course if the answers is yes I'd like to know how. It is interesting for a number of reason, for example to know exactly in what period of the year a ...
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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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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 ...