Google Maps is a free web mapping service and API provided by Google.

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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 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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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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How can I save a coordinate into a marker in the new Google Maps?

I've marked the exact point of a place which I want to save and Google displays the coordinates properly: Is there a way I can save it into a marker to share or access it later?
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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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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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Did Google maps change the coordinates/maps alignment this year?

I have a lot of KML files that I created using Google Earth and Google Maps in 2009. These KML represent the boundaries of vine parcels. I created the KML files by drawing the parcel boundaries on the ...
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How do map applications calculate travel times?

What is the simulated speed used to calculate the travel time for each route? Is it the speed limit for each road, simulated speed by actual time, or something else?
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Display one second latitude and longitude grid lines on Google Maps

Is there a way to display one second latitude and longitude grid lines on Google Maps?
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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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Is it possible for me to share all my starred locations on Google Maps with someone else?

This is a question about exporting, but what about a simple "share" feature?
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Google Maps: Do calculated distances include uphills?

Consider a route on a map between two waypoints. Google Maps will calculate the distance between the two, and display it for you. This is very handy. Thank you Google Maps! Consider a route where the ...
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Map website where I can copy a village's name (ex:麻布十番, want text form, not image)

I am preparing an itinerary with Google Maps, and have spot a village on the way where it would be convenient to stay. To look for hosting in that village, I need to copy paste this village's name ...
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Any map site which allows me to see a number of addresses in the same map?

Is there any map site which allows me to enter a number of addresses and I can see all of their locations on a single map? I think I can do that in Google Maps, but it requires a lot of steps: ...
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Google Maps marking

How do I mark a company on Google Maps, so it could be added to contact page via iframe?
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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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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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Claim and fix an unauthorized listing in Google Maps/Places

One of our branch offices has had a Google Maps/Places listing created and verified by a staff member who was not authorized (not the IT or Communications & Marketing departments); the office has ...
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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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Add many locations to Google Map?

I have a bunch of addresses that I need to add to one of my Google Maps. Google Maps just says to add each and everyone of them manually, but it's a lot of of work to do this manually. Does someone ...
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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="" width="...
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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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How to import objects from My Maps to Google Places

We have a map with hundreds of points but they don't appear in Google Maps search. I was told that if I put them in Google Places, they will appear in maps search. Is this true? And if it is true ...
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API to build GoogleStreet-like photo maps

do you know if Google offers a public API to display pictures in a map as they do with Panoranio? Just to be clear, I don't want to use Google Street, or publish my pictures anywhere in the internet, ...
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If I need to pick up my kids, then add a reminder

I've just signed up for If This Then That and I'm trying to compose a recipe for the following situation. My kids don't have their own Google Calendar accounts; we use the family account for ...
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Google maps timeline queries

I know I can use Google maps timeline to see where I have been at some point in time. Is it also possible to have more sophisticated queries, like when was the last time I visited some place?
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Google Maps: How do I start a route that I've saved to My Maps?

I've started using Google's My Maps feature for planning both an upcoming trip to California and some semi-regular motorcycling routes. I've figured out how to create maps and share them with people, ...
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Filtering all matching locations in Google Maps

I am looking for a way to list all the physical in-range locations of companies which meet a particular criteria in Google Maps. For example, when I input "supermarket" into Google Maps I find out ...
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Why isn't Google Maps always detailing the routes it suggests?

Sometimes when using Google Maps, I get many details about the trip. Sometimes, not at all. Here's a screen grab showing Google Maps not displaying any details at all: and here's an example of ...
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Calculate distances between various places in Google Maps

I have the following problem: I have two lists of addresses X and Y, both as an excel table or csv file, and would like to use google maps to automatically calculate the distance between each possible ...
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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 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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How to mark a road as a toll road in Google Map Marker?

If I tell Google Maps to avoid toll roads, it still takes me on a certain road which is in fact a toll road. Does anyone know how I can edit the map to denote the road as such? I see road attributes ...
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How to display route in Google Streetview?

In the past, when you searched a route on Google Maps and then switched to Streetview, the route was shown in the Streetview image (as a thick blue line). That was a very useful feature, since it ...
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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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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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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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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 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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How to update Google “My Maps” when Spreadsheet data changes?

In the process of building a Google My Maps map, I found that it's quite handy to import spreadsheets from your Google Drive to use it source for your map layers. As using spreadsheets is pretty much ...
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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" src="http://maps....
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A Google Maps icon is in the wrong place - how can I suggest it be moved?

I've noticed that when doing either the Satellite or Map views on Google Maps, sometimes the icon indicating where a particular business is located is just wrong: off not by yards, but by hundreds or ...
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Mouse wheel zoom setting for Google Maps

Is there a way to set it so that the mouse wheel zoom in Google Maps zooms more or less?
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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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Load multiple KMZ files or geoRSS feeds in Google Maps

I have multiple KMZ files/geoRSS feeds I want to use as different layers in Google Maps (Not Earth). How would I do this? I know of two ways to use KMZ files with Maps: My Maps You can import KMZ ...
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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 do I copy the address from Google Maps?

How do I select and copy the address from Google Maps? I need to copy the info to a restaurant into a Meetup. It won't select the text!
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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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Adding a keyword shortcut for Google Maps on Firefox

I tried to add a keyboard shortcut for searching Google Bookmarks using the option in the right click menu, but when I try to use it, only a blank search box appears. How can I make this work?
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How do I get multiple driving times in Google sheets without “Service invoked error”?

I keep getting this error. "Service invoked too many times for one day: route. (line 3)." Here is the link to my sample sheet. With script attached https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/...