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

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Permanently turn off new Google Maps and go back to old one

I found new Google Maps slow, useless (routes with only two points) and wrong. Is there any way, I can turn it off completely and go back to favored old Google Maps? Or is this — as with ...
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Is there a way to return to satellite view with latest Google Maps?

With the new Google Maps integrating Google Earth and 3D into the web browser I'm experiencing some performance problems on my PC when I feel the need to look something up while processing power is ...
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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 highlight an entire route or way on an online map?

For brevity, I'll write throughfare instead of 'route', because I ask NOT only about vehicular roads, but also nature paths, trails, waterways, etc... On Google Maps, how can I highlight the ...
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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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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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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 get the coordinates in the new Google Maps?

You used to be able to right-click and drop a lat-lon marker on a point to get its coordinates: How do you get the latitude & longitude in the new Google Maps? Update: just got an email from ...
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Create KMZ from Google Maps

I have a bunch of locations stored in "My Maps". Is it possible that I create a KMZ file that I can use in Google Earth?
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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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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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How do I set a default Google Maps location?

Every time I open Google maps it defaults to Palmer Ranch Healthcare & Rehabilitation. How do I change this?
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Can I create/view custom maps on the new Google Maps?

In the old Google Maps, I would sometimes create a custom map that contained several locations related to a particular topic or trip. In the new Google Maps, I can't see a way to create these maps, or ...
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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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Can't seem to find satellite view in Google Maps

I have an exercise app on my PC that uses Google Maps. At first I was able to click on satellite view in the map and zoom in to a usable scale. Then somehow the satellite icon disappeared. About 2 ...