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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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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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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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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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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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Show/Share own Google Maps Timeline to others

My smartphone logs all my visited places via GPS and Google Maps Timeline. This way I can review where I've been. https://www.google.com/maps/timeline Is there any way to grant access (or share) my ...
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Why new Google Maps leads bikers against traffic on a one-way streets?

This is against law regulations in many countries (i.e. Holland). Why then? What is the reason behind? I can, somehow, understand cornfields, lakes etc., because you can easily avoid those, when you ...
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In the New Google Maps, How do I Highlight Several Addresses at Once?

In classic Google Maps, I used to be able to show several placemarks at a time. I used this a lot to find hotels or other places of interest near a location I know I would have to go to. The ...
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Waze: Where will I be on my route at a certain time?

Is there a way in Waze (or any other mapping app) to see where I will be on my current route at a certain time? For example, I want to know roughly where I'll be at 7 am at my current rate with ...
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How can I make Google “My Maps” use miles?

I'm creating a map using Google My Maps. It works pretty well, but the "measure distances and areas" tool seems to work exclusively in km, even though I'm creating a map in London, and have English ...
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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 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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“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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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 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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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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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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Save a place in Street View

Is it possible to save a place while in Street View mode? For example with this Google Maps link (screenshot) If I click the pin icon in the top left corner, it takes me to a screen where there's a ...
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How to add an address I found in Google Maps into Google Calendar?

Is there a way in desktop browsers to import an address I found in Google Maps into Google Calendar?
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Filtering all matching locations in Google Maps

I am looking for a way to list all the physical in-range locations of companies which meet a particular criteria in Google Maps. For example, when I input "supermarket" into Google Maps I find out ...
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Is there a way to return to satellite birds-eye view with latest Google maps?

Using Google Maps with latest Chrome/Win10, two questions: How do I get to overhead satellite photo views? Currently I just have 'Earth' and 'Map'. How do I get to 'birds-eye' satellite photos ...
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Google Maps Service Area Business - How many areas can I add?

I am adding our business to Google Maps, and since we're a web shop I am selecting that "I deliver goods and services to customers within this area: Now, there are two options. One is to set a radius ...
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How to display a date range on Google maps timeline

On the new Google timeline I can only seem to select a single day or month or year. https://www.google.com/maps/timeline On the previous version, I could choose a date range. Any ideas how to do ...
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Force Google Maps to display my location with correct zoom

Whenever I open Google Maps (by typing maps.google.com URL) in Opera, I always see map of Central Europe, not my location. How can I force GM to display my location? The "Give Maps permission to use ...
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Additional details in address field of Google Contacts to be ignored by Google Maps

I need to have additional details in the address fields of my Google Contacts. These additional details interfere with Google Maps finding the address. For instance: Street Street Name 24, etaj 2, ...
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How do you highlight all roads within a selected scale on Google Maps?

How do you highlight all roads within a chosen scale and frame of view on Google Maps, which hereafter I call the purview? I ask not about highlighting all roads on Google maps. Context: My ...
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How can I override Google Map's shortest route feature when drag plotting a long scenic route?

Want to use Google Map to plot scenic trip route which is not the shortest distance between start and end destination. Google intercedes with its own route suggestions that are shorter, eventually ...
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Given an address, how to find travel time to multiple predetermined locations

I am looking at potential houses to buy and for each one I would like to know the travel times to key locations (e.g. my workplace, my spouse's workplace, our children's schools). Although I can ...
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How Can I Force Google Maps to Keep the Map Viewport as it is?

When searching for some terms (say, "restaurant", "toy store", "post office", etc.) in Google Maps, Google Maps tends to automatically change the zoom level and sometimes also shift the map so that a ...
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How Can I Open the Transportation Stop Info Popup in the New Google Maps?

In classic Google Maps, when clicking on the symbol for a public transportation stop (e.g. a metro stop, or a bus stop), a popup would open that would show the name of the stop, a link to the website ...
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How do I create a map from Google Sheet data that's in another sheet?

I'm trying to create a Google My Map based on addresses in a Google Sheet "file". This seems to work OK following the standard instructions, except that I can't seem to extract data on anything except ...
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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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How do I build a commuting route that includes driving, public transit, and walking?

I've noticed that My Maps is back in Google Maps. My primary interest is creating a route with the following itinerary: Start from my "Home" location Drive to a public transit location Take the ...
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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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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 do I get directions from/to my saved locations?

When I find an address in Google Maps, it helpfully shows "4 min drive - work" under the address. When I click on the note, I get the directions from work. How, I also have home saved in 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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Directions are not displayed properly in Google My Places

Here is my map with locations and directions: https://www.google.com/maps/ms?msid=201849003619318758787.0004e08ac8bd088dfd44d&msa=0&ll=39.249271,-116.257324&spn=14.382449,20.302734&dg=...
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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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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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How can I get Google Maps to show street names?

Google Maps used to show street names, all the way down to minor back roads if you zoomed in enough. Now, those seem to be gone. Is is possible that I've accidentally changed a setting that displays ...