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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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“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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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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Is it possible to send multiple points with descriptions using Google Maps?

I often find myself needing to send somebody a few geographical locations on a map with a short text description of each point. I've noticed I can send single points using Google Maps like this: ...
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How to delete a map in Google mapsengine.google.com?

I cannot find a delete button for my map on mapsengine.google.com. I tried to look for it when opening a map and when editing an opened map but I cannot find it anywhere. Is is possible to delete a ...
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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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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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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 revert to old google maps? [duplicate]

How to change back to classic google maps? (the old question is obsolete, and the topic is protected so i can't answer it with updated answer!!!)
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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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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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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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Cannot access Google Maps, unable to see more than “page not available”

I can no longer access Google Maps. When I click on maps from the Google Toolbar, I first get a faint grid, then the screen just goes to gray. It says I need to upgrade to a newer version of Adobe ...
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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 you show traffic and other layers in the new Google Maps?

On desktop, in the previous versions of Google Maps, you could see transit lines and traffic. I can't find these options in the new version of Google Maps. Where are they?
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Embedding in New Google Maps

How can I put even one location the new Google Maps? The old version offered the embed icon. Where is the embed code now?
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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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Street Names in the New Google Maps [duplicate]

Acer AC700 Chromebook Chrome version 33.0.1750.51 beta Street names appear as Google Maps loads, but disappear after it fully loads. I've read other posts about webGL, but I don't see that option ...
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Can I change the Google Maps default to have “transit” enabled?

Every time I go to Google maps to look up an address I always need to click on "transit" since it's the only way I get around and (more importantly) the only way I can find my way in my adopted city. ...
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Opt out of the new Google Maps

How do I Opt out of the new Google Maps? There is no help and feedback button in the top right corner. Fortunately Mapquest and Yahoo Maps still work.
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How can I measure distance in Google Maps?

How can I measure the distance between two points in Google Maps? I just can't find any solution for it!
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How to create a map of a fictional place with Google Maps

The wiki for one of the video games I play has a map of the game world powered by Google Maps. You can see the map here. How would I go about creating a map like this for my own project? Is this ...
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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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How can I find out when a particular Google Streetview scene was shot?

Looking at scenic roads, I think it would be quite interesting to know when the Google Streetview took the particular photo. In the linked example, it would give me an impression of possible snow ...
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How can I get back to New Google Maps, after having opted out?

I opted out of the New Google Maps, but I have changed my mind. How do I get back to the new Google Maps?
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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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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 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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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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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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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), ...