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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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Measure distances on New Google Maps

I am trying to use Google Maps in order to measure the distance along a path. I would like to mark out my path by clicking points on the map. I remember having done this some months ago with some ...
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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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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 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 edit places in Google Maps?

I want to add additional info of my town. Currently I have the 'edit details' options disabled. The Video tutorial & help pages are out dated with older version of Google Maps. What should I do to ...
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Google Maps Sharing - Can you set only creator of pin can delete/modify it?

So i have a map that i am sharing with a wide range of people online through the link, anyone can edit it if they have the link. What I noticed though is that anyone can delete anyone else's pins, ...
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In Google Maps is there a way to set your home location?

When finding bus information on Google Maps, is there an easy way to have it remember my home location so I don't have to type in my address each time?
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How do I find Google Maps?

I used to go to Maps on the upper google screen (next to Images). Then I could just enter and address and eventually get right down to street level to see the house or area. But now I can't seem to ...
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Default language for Google Maps

When using Google Maps the web often displayed in Vietnamese. (I live in Vietnam.) I want it default to be English. How can I do that?
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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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Custom maps in Google Maps / Google Map Maker

I want to make a custom Google Map to show someone points of interest in an area. Ideally, I’d like to drop pins on the points of interest and then add notes and images (which I’ve taken) to these ...
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How to save my current location in Google Maps or Google+ Android's app [closed]

I used to have some app that would find my car, but now what I do is use Google+ and "Check In" wherever my car is at, or whenever I just want to remember a location (a friends house, etc...) and ...
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How can I add un-mappable information (Room number, etc) to a Google Maps address?

I am using the new Google Maps. Let's say I have a meeting at the following building: Computer Seminar, Room 1234, 70A Berkeley, CA 94720 Or this one: PuppetConf, Puppet Fundamentals, Fountain ...
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Google Maps Satellite View

A very basic question on Google Maps -> Satellite view. How often does the view get updated? Every few hours or so? Does the view look different in the morning and in the evening? (I didn't check it ...
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Why does maps.google.co.uk show me the web search page?

Since moving to the UK I have a weird problem on Google Maps: It always shows me the Google web search interface rather than a map. For example, ...
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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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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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Why are place names in London showing up in Japanese on maps.google.co.uk?

This is rather odd - I noticed recently that various street names and places in London are being labelled in Japanese (Katakana) on Google Maps (on maps.google.co.uk). For example, Vauxhall: I ...
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How to make Google Maps remember your searches?

I have typed my own address when looking for directions into Google Maps about 7,000 times*. In the past, until sometime in the last year, it used to remember places that I searched for and I only ...
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Can I use “What's here” function in Google Street View?

When I use Google maps I get info of the place by "What's here" from right click menu. But I could not find same function when I use Google Street view. To get the info I need to enlarge right bottom ...
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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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My street is not showing up on Google Maps?

I type in my address and it does not show. Other people weren't able to bring it up either. Carl Sandburg Cir., Sacramento, California. Are they changing the street name or something? I also do not ...
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How to hide Panoramio pictures (the blue dots) from Google Maps Street View?

They 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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How do I choose the icon for a place that I add to a Google Map (in My Places) when I add it?

This is the way it seems like I have to add places to a map I've made in "My Places": Open map Search for the place I want to add Click on its icon on the map, or on the left in its entry Click ...
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Is there a quick way of getting a beautiful URL to a Google search query?

When searching Google I often want to share a link to my search. (not to a search result, to the current page with the results) Many years ago Google used to have excellent URLs. For example: ...
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How to use WebGL on Google Maps?

I remember Google Maps often asking me if I wanted to use 'web gl'. When I said yes, it reloaded, and the web gl version had better zooming in and out. Today, I can't find the option for Web GL. Where ...
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Custom Sized Google Maps (Showing Street Names)

I'm currently geocoding a number of addresses, all contained within the same city, and I would like to eventually be able to print out the map, with these addresses marked, of the city. Now, I would ...
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How can I move my work location in Google Maps?

Google is convinced I work about 500m from where I really do. For three months I've been working at "Integratech Limited" in this picture, and spend 8 hours a day there (with my GPS enabled phone), ...
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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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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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Saved google maps: access from iPhone?

Is there a way from the iphone to get to maps that I've saved in google maps at the regular site?
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Finding businesses within a n mile radius of a point with Google Maps or Earth

I'm working on an article that seeks to find a certain type of business within my borough. Ideally I'd be able to supply a KML file and have it return only businesses within those bounds, but I'm not ...
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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 do I star public transit locations?

I commonly use a couple train stations when I come in and out of Chicago, is there a way to star them on the map so they are more visible when looking around on the Maps program on my phone? They ...
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Create Google My Map from list of addresses

I have list of 25 or so addresses and I would like to create a Google My Map from them (so they are a set of placemarks). However, My Maps seems to allow creating placemarks only by drawing on the map ...
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How to add a marker to a non-address location on Google Maps

In Google Maps, how can I have a place-marker appear for a place by using only it's coordinates? The short code I'm currently using is: [map lat="46.090271" long="6.657248" zoom="9" type="" ...
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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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Google Maps latitude and longitude search without markers

When I search a latitude and longitude in Google Maps like: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=-25.454435,-49.33136 It always return me the locations nearby with those ["A", "B", ... ] pins: Is ...
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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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Searching for Google Maps direction by query

When I want to get directions between two well-known places, I enter a query like "from Heaven to Hell" into Google, then switch to Maps tab and the route is there (provided that Heaven and Hell are ...
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How do you search by highway exit number in Google Maps?

Is it possible to specify a highway exit number? e.g. "Exit 62, I-84, OR" This format doesn't work. Are there others that will?
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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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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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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 to get My Location in Google Maps with MapsGL enabled?

I've searched around but didn't find an answer so this might not be solvable currently. When MapsGL is enabled, the button to get My Location is nowhere to be found: Regular MapsGL So ...
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How to set an arrival time in Google Maps desktop that is not on the hour?

When getting directions from Google Maps, you can set an arrival or departure time. On the Android app, you can set any time you like, but on the desktop webapp, you are limited to only "on the hour" ...
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Collaborate on Google Map with Circle

Is there any way to add a Google+ Circle to the list of collaborators when collaborating a Google Map?
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Change friends icon/avatar on Google Latitude

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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What do the exact green areas in the Google Transit overview map mean?

Looking at the Google Transit overview map puzzles me: Is the green colour supposed to mean anything? Participating organisations? If so, how?