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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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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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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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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?
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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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The places from my Google Maps do not show up in Google Maps Search

We have public Google Maps with lots of objects but when I do "Google Maps Search" these objects do not show up in the search results (even when I select 'user created maps only'). What should I do ...
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Google Map search shows 2nd business at same address

I have a friend with two businesses at the same physical address. http://alliancebjjmn.com/ and http://crossfitmn.com/ He used to use the same website for both businesses, but now they are ...
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Is using a screenshot of google maps on a company's website allowed?

I would like to use a screenshot of google maps on my company's website. But im not sure they allow using the maps besides through their api. Maybe it's ok if the image points to the google website?
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How do I search for businesses in a specific area on Google and sort by rating?

I'm having a heck of a time figuring out which of Google's properties will allow me to do this seemingly simple search: I want a list of businesses in a specific area, sorted by customer rating. For ...
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Can I extract a Google Maps Mashup bitmap that is larger than my screen?

I would like to produce a large, high resolution map for printing to a plotter. If I had an arbitrarily large screen, like the size of the plotter paper, I would simply zoom to the desired level, ...
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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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Cleaned Wikipedia content used on Google Maps - dump available?

On Google, there are pages such as the following which provide a summary of the place in question taken from Wikipedia: ...
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Can I display the circle with radius of N kilometers from specified place using google maps?

I need to see on Google maps the circle-radius of N km around specified city? There is some kind of similar feature when the button "Show My Location" is pressed. Any idea?
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How to disable MapsGL in Google Maps?

I clicked on the "Try MapsGL" button in Google Maps. After trying it, I decide, that I want to go back to old maps, as they require less resources on my old PC. But the button to switch back is ...
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How to make Google Maps remember my language?

Although this is minor issue, it is annoying. I'm usually logged into my Google Account and my Chrome browser remembers my login. All other Google services remember my chosen language. Only Google ...
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Is there a way to find an address of something from Google Maps

If you can pin point on a Google map where you know something is can you get the actual address? For example you're in street view and your looking at a building that you want the mailing address for? ...
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Is there a Google Street view to video conversion service?

Is there any service that allows you to provide a Google Maps route and it would create a video based on Google Street View data? All you'd need to do is set video speed so it could go anywhere from ...
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How to get directions to my default location in Google Maps

When I go to Google Maps, it shows my default location. Often I then search/find a location/address and then want to get Directions from my default location, but there doesn't seem to be an obvious ...
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How to get the lat/lon coordinates along a road?

I'd like to get the lat/lon coordinates of points along a road, say every 100 meters or so. I could go to Google Maps and manually click on points, but I'd like to do this automatically.