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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 hide “Photo Sphere” pictures from Google Maps Street View?

The static 360° photos 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Showing nearest franchise location with Google Map

Can I share a link with Google Maps, that will request user for his location & show nearest franchise location of X company? Example: User click link-> Location Request & Provided -> Show ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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 [closed]

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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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 ...