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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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 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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“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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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 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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Show planned highways at all zoom levels in Google Maps

When zoomed in close enough, Google Maps shows highways that are planned or under construction. An example from Cluj, Romania — the grey section of the highway is not built yet and the overlay goes ...
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Export Google Maps Result Query

I'm getting multiple pin locations for "XYZ store" by searching on maps.google.com I want to export all the coordinates or points to whatever file possible (KML, HTML, doesn't really matter). The ...
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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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Toll fee on Google Maps

Is there any way to see the sum of the toll fees of a path on Google Maps?
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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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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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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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Google Maps; saved KML files will not import

KML files saved from Google Maps will not work when I use "Create map" and try to import them. I have tried from two different PCs using 2 different browsers (IE;Opera). I resorted to this as a test ...
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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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Convert GIS Map Data To SVG? [closed]

I'm Creating a web application with Django to show part of GIS Map to user. I already know that it is possible to use Google map for this, but I want to create my own map !! For this purpose, I need ...
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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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Google Maps: calculate time traveled

I would like to embed Google Maps into my internal website and what I would like to do is change the "drag to change route" to "Time: hh:mm" when you roll over the route line. Time is calculated by a ...
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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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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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Static business on Google Maps

When I do a search for a company on Google Maps, it's showing me the correct address/location with the orange bubble pin. Some business are static (white text). How does Google show this static ...
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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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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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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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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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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 time-lapse style gif of my house, my ...
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App for extracting latitude and longitude based on a location

I am making an experimental mobile app which opens a browser in which I can detect when HTTP requests are made and extract the URL. I would like to find the latitude / longitude of a location by ...
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When viewing a map, how can I remove the pink pointers?

When viewing a map, how can I remove the pink pointers? This is just for viewing the map in my browser, and not having them removed from Google Maps.