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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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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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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 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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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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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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Why don't the markers show up in google maps when using Firefox?

I'm using Firefox 10.0.1 with no add-ons or extensions. A few months ago (possibly with a Firefox update?) the markers (the upside down teardrop shaped ones) stopped appearing in Google Maps. I can ...
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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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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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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 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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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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How do I share map links in the new version of Google Maps?

The new vector-based version of maps.google.com seems to have lost the ability to easily share a map location or point of interest with someone else. It seems there are some Google+ sharing features, ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Find an optimal route between multiple map locations

For me the ideal app would push the route to Google maps so I could save it to My Maps and use Google Navigation in the car to travel the route. Any solution would be good though. Here's an example ...
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How to convert Google Maps “My Maps” to an image?

I have found this excelent tool My Maps -> Static Map Converter Which does what I want, converting polygons, polylines and markers too. But it has a limitation. It generates URLs so big that the ...
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Plotting multiple routes in Google/Bing maps

Is there any way I can plot multiple directions on Google on Bing Maps? By multiple, I don't mean A to B to C, but rather A to B and C to D and E to F etc. I am looking to plot all the roadtrips I ...
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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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Web application for visual comparison of geographic areas?

Does anybody know a web application (like a Google Maps Mashup) that allows putting maps or city/area outlines on top of each other to get a feeling for the area's dimensions? Say, you want to know ...
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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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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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Waze: Where will I be on my route at a certain time?

Is there a way in Waze (or any other mapping app) to see where I will be on my current route at a certain time? For example, I want to know roughly where I'll be at 7 am at my current rate with ...
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Business won't show up on Google Maps

I'm having problems with showing a business on Google Maps. I've created the Google+ and business page. I've updated all the info and the Google verification code so the business is verified (I've ...
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Has “Save to map” gone from Google Maps Classic?

I am a frequent user of Google Maps, and I have quite a few of "My Maps", where I collect placemarks. Now I am trying to create a new of these My Maps, and add placemarks to it. After searching for ...
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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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“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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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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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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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 can I map my Gmail contacts' physical location in Google Maps?

Is there a way plot groups of my Gmail contacts' physical locations in Google Maps? OS is Windows Vista.
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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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Is there a map service which overlays Google Maps and Openstreetmaps?

I've noticed that for some locations, such as Tbilisi Georgia where I am now, that both Google Maps and OpenStreetMaps have incomplete data but with different omissions. It would be really nice to be ...
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How do I get links to reliably pop out of embedded Google Maps frame?

We have created a map with a bunch of locations added for meetings we sponsor. Each location has a link in the description to launch out to that meeting's agenda/location info/etc page (usually either ...
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House Hunting Area background checking tools

Hi I'm looking to buy a property very soon and want to make an informed choice. As such I am searching for tools to aid me in researching the surrounding area's of houses I am interested in. The kind ...
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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. In the setting options I have: Share this map History Search settings But none of ...
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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 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 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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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 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 ...