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How do I find the URL for a customized embedded Google map?

I'm trying to find the URL for a custom embedded map (not my map -- the one at http://flood.gistda.or.th) so that I can bookmark a link with the zoom and location levels that are useful to me, but I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a way to export my starred locations from Google Maps?

I have hundreds of locations starred in Google Maps. I'd like to export the list of them so that I can import them into other software, like Google Earth or map applications on my Android phone. Is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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How to communicate a position as a Google Maps URL?

I'd like to show someone a specific point on Google Maps. How can I put down a pin (and remove all other pins) and get a URL of the resulting map?
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map displaying real-time data

I'm looking for some sample code or a tutorial that would show me how to display live data from onto a map. Something like this: http://www.herdict.org/web/explore/herdometer http://glow.mozilla.org/ ...
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How can I tweak my Google Maps app to display polygons/markers based on zoom level?

I've created a hideous and slow Google Map at: http://test.barrycarter.info/gmap4.html The markers represent temperatures at given locations, and the polygons represent a Voronoi diagram of the ...
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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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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 use Google Maps with a local GeoRSS file?

How can I get Google maps to use a local GeoRSS file for a marker layer instead of having it reformed on the Google servers into a Kml layer object and having it poll the server for every popup. I'm ...
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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 link to Google Maps with the 'LatLng Marker' enabled?

Rather than explaining to my students how to enable the 'LatLng Marker' (Settings --> Maps Labs --> Enable LatLng Marker), I would like to just give them a link with the marker enabled. Is it possible ...
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How to prevent Google Maps from zooming in

It there a way to prevent Google Maps from zooming in when your search for a city? Scenario: When I search for Ocala, FL, it's not because I want a map of Ocala, FL. It's because I want to know ...
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Why is Google maps enforcing the “sensor” parameter?

The Google maps geocoding API has a sensor parameter that is mandatory in V3: sensor (required) — Indicates whether or not the geocoding request comes from a device with a location sensor. This ...
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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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How do I plot a bunch of points on Google Maps?

I've got a list of hundreds of lat/long coordinates and I want to plot them on Google Maps. What is the easiest way to do this? The data is currently in CSV format.
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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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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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Show path on Google Maps

I have several GPS coordinates and want to show them on the map connected with line. It must looks like this. How can I open maps.google.com page and show this path?
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How do I hide the address bubble in a Google Fusion Table iframe?

The following is a view generated from Google's Fusion Tables: <iframe width="900px" height="600px" scrolling="no" ...
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Web browser usage census map?

Does anyone know of a web application that will display the types/versions of browsers people use overlaid over google maps?
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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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Google-maps Events: can I get them with google-maps api?

I've just seen that google maps has an option "Events" in few cities (london, Zurich,... etc) Is there a way to get these results with google maps API ? I need them for a project. thanks
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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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How to import objects from My Maps to Google Places

We have a map with hundreds of points but they don't appear in Google Maps search. I was told that if I put them in Google Places, they will appear in maps search. Is this true? And if it is true ...
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Adding notes to places in Google Maps

Is it possible to add my own notes to places in Google Maps? I need to find new customers and would like to add notes to placemarks on the map. Further to that, is it possible to create categories ...
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Create KMZ from Google Maps

I have a bunch of locations stored in "My Maps". Is it possible that I create a KMZ file that I can use in Google Earth?
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Differentiate Road GPS point from Building GPS point in Google maps

Are there any API methods where I can enter a certain coordinate and be able to tell a major building from a road? I want to be able to take a list of XML/JSON data and confirm that it imports ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Using Google Maps while offline

I like using Google Maps on my laptop to navigate, but not everywhere I have internet access. Is there a way to use Google Maps when offline? I'd want to have the entire map database for my (small) ...
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Did Google maps change the coordinates/maps alignment this year?

I have a lot of KML files that I created using Google Earth and Google Maps in 2009. These KML represent the boundaries of vine parcels. I created the KML files by drawing the parcel boundaries on the ...