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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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Copying a Google “Maps” search field to an “Image” search field

Say I searched for my childhood's school on Google Maps: After seeing the "Earth View" of it, I feel like searching for Images of this college, on Google Image search. Is there a way to launch an ...
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Google My Maps: how to limit embedding?

I created a map using Google My Maps, and now I want to embed it in my website, but I want to control who else can embed it. How can I do so? I have been reading up on the documentation, and haven't ...
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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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How does Google Maps see my hardware details (and decides to disable 3D view)?

Google Maps’ 3D view is not supported on my Laptop (Thinkpad X200). How does Google Maps recognize/decide that my hardware through my browser is not “supported”? How to circumvent this check? I’m ...
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How to view Street View for certain date?

I was checking out this answer showing how the Colorado DOT dealt with mile-marker theft issue. You can see that user Sparr used Street View images of the spot from different dates to answer the ...
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Is using a screenshot of Google Maps on a company's website allowed?

I would like to use a screenshot of Google Maps on my company's website. But I'm not sure they allow using the maps besides through their API. Maybe it's OK if the image points to the Google website?
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Collaborate on Google Maps without signing in (Maps Engine)

I shared a map on Maps Engine with anybody to edit. However, when I open the link without signing in to my Google account, I am not able to edit the map. Is it possible to collaborate without ...
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How to find my saved locations in Google Maps?

I have lots of favorite locations (starred locations) in Google Maps. It's visible on the map as I scroll/drag to it. But isn't there a place where all the saved locations/coordinates are listed? I ...
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How can I invite people to add a marker to a map created with Google Maps My Maps?

Background: I am looking into the ways of inviting people to add markers to a map that I created using My Maps of Google Maps. I know that I can share the link to the map with editing rights but ...
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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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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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Mapping Google Calendar events

I would like to display a Google Map with all of my calendar events such that the user can see points on the map relating to the locations of different events. When they click on the point it should ...
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How to create a personal map with Google Maps and navigate with Street View?

How can I create a new map (with my personal POIs) using Google Maps from a PC browser and use Street View options to see details? I am not able to create a map, give a name and add new points. I ...
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How do map applications calculate travel times?

What is the simulated speed used to calculate the travel time for each route? Is it the speed limit for each road, simulated speed by actual time, or something else?
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How to hide labels in last release of Google Maps

I do not find the set up to hide the labels in the latest Google Maps version. I use it on Internet Explorer / Mozilla Firefox / Google Chrome. In the setting options I have: Share this map History ...
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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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Calculate distances between various places in Google Maps

I have the following problem: I have two lists of addresses X and Y, both as an excel table or csv file, and would like to use google maps to automatically calculate the distance between each possible ...
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How can I add un-mappable information (Room number, etc) to a Google Maps address?

I am using the new Google Maps. Let's say I have a meeting at the following building: Computer Seminar, Room 1234, 70A Berkeley, CA 94720 Or this one: PuppetConf, Puppet Fundamentals, Fountain ...
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How to see objects from photos in Google Maps?

For example, I am looking at some place in Christchurch, New Zeland, Below I found some photo gallery. I found some modern multilevel building and the bridge. Unfortunetely if I double click on ...
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How to search for places along a route?

I often try to integrate some errands in trips while I'm underway. For instance, I might look for a specific kind of store that is reasonably close to where I pass by. I am trying to find out how to ...
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How to change the default location for Google Maps when “Location” preference is not available in Search Settings?

This has already been asked: How do I set a default Google Maps location? But I am in an unusual situation, same as Neets as in this comment. Every time I log into Google Maps (the new one, but I ...
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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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How do you show traffic and other layers in the new Google Maps?

On desktop, in the previous versions of Google Maps, you could see transit lines and traffic. I can't find these options in the new version of Google Maps. Where are they?
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Company not found on Google Maps

I have been trying to search our business place (Bonteheuwel Library, Bluegum Street, Bonteheuwel, Cape Town, Western Cape) on Google Maps, but to no avail. Is there some way that Google can sort 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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Why isn't Google Maps always detailing the routes it suggests?

Sometimes when using Google Maps, I get many details about the trip. Sometimes, not at all. Here's a screen grab showing Google Maps not displaying any details at all: and here's an example of ...
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How to view my contribution points in Google Maps?

Because of this news that Google is now willing to give 1 TB of Google Drive storage to diligent Local Guides, I was encouraged to take photos of places near me, review edits, and make reviews of ...
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Add many locations to Google Map?

I have a bunch of addresses that I need to add to one of my Google Maps. Google Maps just says to add each and everyone of them manually, but it's a lot of of work to do this manually. Does someone ...
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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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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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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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Archive of Google Maps

Is there an archive of the Google maps? I have noticed that they've updated my city several times over the years that it's been available. I'd be interested in a time-lapse style gif of my house, my ...
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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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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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Why doesn't Google Maps have bicycle directions for Barcelona?

For Barcelona, Google Maps has driving, public transport and walking directions. However, the button for cycling directions is grayed out. Is this feature only available in certain places?
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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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How do I get multiple driving times in Google sheets without “Service invoked error”?

I keep getting this error. "Service invoked too many times for one day: route. (line 3)." Here is the link to my sample sheet. With script attached ...
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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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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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How to change work address in Google Maps, if “My Places” option is not available?

Google Maps shows an incorrect address for my work. I'd like to change it. Google Help tells me to use My Places option from main Google Maps menu, but I don't have such option on my PC: Is it ...
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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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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 way to customize foot speed for Google Maps Transit directions?

I often use transit directions to get around, but sometimes I'd rather run five minutes to catch up to a bus instead of waiting where I am for 15 minutes for the next bus. Google Maps transit ...
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How can I find out when a particular Google Streetview scene was shot?

Looking at scenic roads, I think it would be quite interesting to know when the Google Streetview took the particular photo. In the linked example, it would give me an impression of possible snow ...
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Syntax to see route planning between two points?

In most cases, to find out a distance or expected travel time between two points, I use Google maps (using Chrome, desktop PC). To do so, the typical steps are: Type a location (say 'Munich') into ...
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Show your office location on Google Maps

Using Google Maps, I searched for “JBR Dubai” and I found it. Here when I zoom it, I can see all the offices in my tower but I cannot see my office. How I can set my office over there? I want people ...