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What does a pink area with dashed lines mean on Google Maps?

What does a pink area with dashed lines mean on Google Maps? For example, Julian, CA. Julian is not an incorporated city so there is no boundary for that. The area highlighted is not the boundary ...
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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.
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How to know which cities Google Street View are available?

Google just released Street View for some cities in my country. Are there some way to find out if a city is available on Street View? Is there a list of cities or a search tool?
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Google maps showing correct location with latitude longitude but also shows nearest road

I am using Google Maps to show the user location based on the latitude and longitude passed in the query. It shows fine with a green arrow. But the map also shows a letter pin with the nearest ...
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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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In Google Maps, how do I find out the latitude and longitude of a point?

I am interested in finding the latitude and longitude of a point on a map. How do I do so in Google Maps?
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Changing the pin label in Google Maps?

Currently when I load a Google Map image of a location by passing it the longitude and latitude, it displays the address. If the address is wrong, but you are in the right spot, how do you get the ...
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Search by street number in Google Maps

I have several addresses I have to mark on Google Maps with a pointer. The problem is that when I search for an address in the form of "Street Name" + "Street Number" the pointer just goes to the ...
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Mobile web google map directions link without GPS

When I load the URL: http://maps.google.co.uk/m/local?q=51.564666,+-3.275084 with a user agent string of: Nokia9210i/1.0 Symbian Crystal/6.0 it gives a link saying "Get directions" but when I ...
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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 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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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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Is it possible to make a dynamic route in Google Maps?

I am using a program that every 4 minutes sends me (via email) a GPS position in a format of a link to Google Maps, like so: Move to N10.0700+E50.8625 Move to N10.0700+E50.8925 Move to ...
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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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Can pins on a Google Map link to other websites?

I'd like to set up a Google Map or any other map with pins in certain locations and have those pins link to other websites. Anyone know how I can do that? Thanks
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Question about several Google Maps query string fields

Given the following Google Maps query string, http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&tab=ll&hnear=washington+dc&q=1600%20pennsylvania%20avenue, What do the following fields mean? ...
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Is there a legend that explains the meaning of colored geographical areas on Google Maps?

Some colors are obvious, but some are not (at least to me). For example, what does it mean when an area is shaded pink?
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Individual addresses/links to single google map w/ all addresses/links?

Here's a page with a list of addresses: http://www.cabq.gov/seniors/centers/seniorcenters Is there any webapp/plugin/mashup/etc that can "read" these addresses and create a single Google map (or ...
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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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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.
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Add stops every X miles on Google Maps

I've got a long trip planned on Google Maps (~1700 miles). I'm looking for a way to add stops every 500 or so miles to look for spots to stop for the evening. What's the best way to do this? Thanks!
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How can I highlight a region on Google Maps where I can go within 20 minutes walking?

Occasionally, I am looking for a hotel not too far from some location, such as a conference center. Not too far is then at first within walking distance, say up to 20 minutes walking. Can I highlight ...
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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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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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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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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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How to get complete city data from Maps API's [closed]

i needed little help on how to go about it. i do not have much knowledge about Google Maps or Bing Maps API's as I am the database guy. We are building an emergency response system of a city. So for ...
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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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How can I add a hospital to Google Maps

A manager of a hospital in my city wanted to add his hospital to Google Maps with mark "H". How can we add it? I searched but just found "How to add a Local Business:. But I want also marked with "H". ...
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How to display Map Pin's of a website on the larger Google Maps?

There is a website displaying pins on a Google map included into one of its pages, but so framed that it's almost impossible to use and print. I'd really want to be able to make a screenshot of this ...
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Import maps in Google Maps

It's possible to export and import maps from one google's account to another? I had an account in google maps and when I changed my e-mail, I started to use Google Maps associated with this new login. ...
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Can I get a Google street view from a Google Maps using the API?

I created a Google map with 100+ markers using the API V3. Could I get the street view for every marker by clicking on it (in another map or in the same one) or something similar (not using the yellow ...
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Is it possible to get more than three suggested routes in Google Maps?

Can one get more than 3 suggested routes via Google Maps? If so, how?
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Do you know a website which can search a place from map and create a URL to share

I remembered a website made by a Japanese which can search a place from a map and create a URL to share to friends. Could you tell me which website can do that?
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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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Is there a way to make a line in Google Maps account for the curvature of the Earth?

When creating a line in Google Maps, it will be drawn straight between the two points, without accounting for curvature of the Earth. So, while showing the shortest path on the flattened map of the ...
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Is it possible to know date and time of photos used in Street View?

The question is the same of the title, and of course if the answers is yes I'd like to know how. It is interesting for a number of reason, for example to know exactly in what period of the year a ...
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Get Google Maps API key working properly when domain is redirected by DNS

I have a domain parked in a register and pointing to server by using DNS. The new DNS are ns.dinahosting.com and ns1.dinahosting.com If I sign up for a Google Maps API key using the domain name: ...
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Is there an API to get “Local events” from Google Maps?

Is there an API to get "Local events" from Google Maps? The service is available only in a few cities: London, New York or Zurich. And you need to click on the Events option. I'm trying to get such ...
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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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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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Why doesn't Google Maps API show maps in Israel?

I wish to use Google Maps API in my website to embed a map of Israel with details of roads and streets. However, when I use it, I cannot see any road details, even that such information is available ...
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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.