Google Maps is a free web mapping service and API provided by Google.

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How do I draw onto Google maps?

I wish to be able to quickly outline areas on Google maps, then print (or even better save) a rectangle of the map that contains the given area. For example, I wish to outline a school paying field, ...
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Create a Google maps link to a specific location

I'm looking to create a link to a specific location using latitude and longitude for positioning, however I would also like to be able to add a marker onto the map as well, at the same location. This ...
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Dropping a pin in Google Maps

In Google Maps for iPhone, I am able to get the approximate address (e.g 4590-4615 StackExchange Lane) for someone (or myself) by just dropping the pin. Is there a way to to do this in Google Maps ? ...
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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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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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Google Maps mashup for notes/househunting

(this is copied from my question on superuser.com) I'm house-hunting at the moment and I'm trying to geek it out er I mean streamline the decision-making process. I'm currently using google maps's ...
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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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Get Google Maps to print entire map displayed

Whenever I try to print a Google Map (using their interface) it cuts off the edge of the map. How do I print the whole map showing?
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Any alternatives to Google Streetview? [closed]

I am seeking to find out if we have alternatives to Google maps' streetview? There is nothing wrong with Google streetview.
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Google Maps: add to contacts

I've searched Google Maps for a business. I've found it. I'm looking at the popup/bubble/whatever on the map, for that business. Is there something I can from this point to quickly get that ...
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Search restaurants (POIs) along a route with google maps

This weekend I was on a 7h trip and looking for the next favorite restaurant along the route. All had was an android cell phone and a pretty slow internet connection. My first try was the hompage of ...
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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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How to create a map of a fictional place with Google Maps

The wiki for one of the video games I play has a map of the game world powered by Google Maps. You can see the map here. How would I go about creating a map like this for my own project? Is this ...
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How are YouTube videos selected for inclusion in Google Maps?

Apart from geolocating videos via your YouTube account, is there any other process involved in getting them shown on the 'More... videos' overlay in Google Maps? Edit: As well as geolocating a test ...
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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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How do I get a 3D building added to Google Earth / Maps?

I noticed that there wasn't a 3D model available for a particular location on Google Earth. I know how this building looks, so how would I contribute by making a model of it?
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Can I send a postcode direct to Google Maps in the URL line?

I have a form on my web page that includes a postcode. I want to open a new window and display Google Maps with the data from my postcode form. Ideally something like: ...
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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 ...