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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, https://maps.google.co.uk/m?q=london&client=ubuntu&...
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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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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 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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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 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 don'...
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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="" width="...
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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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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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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 [closed]

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 separate....
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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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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 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 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 road/...
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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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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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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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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 ...