Questions tagged [google-maps]

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Is there a way to view the User contributed images on google maps as thumbnails like in google image search?

So, I want to see how the entrance to a national park looks, there are no relevant images in google image search. There are 100s of Google map - user contributed images for the location. I feel there ...
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How to highlight trails on Google Maps?

If I zoom in really far on Google Maps it'll show trails (like rail to trail: Virginia Creeper) But if I zoom back out it disappears. I've looked in the menu at Layers and have read that Layers ...
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How can I keep My Places visible in Google Maps (web) when zooming?

I have created a large set (>100) of POIs in My Places on Google Maps. On Android they work reasonably well but on the web version of Google Maps they are often not displayed. I am trying to ...
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What exactly determines whether Google Maps shows a “3D mode” button or not?

Lately, I have been loading Google Maps with links from my own map system, always in the same way, always in the same browser, with the same computer, same configuration, same everything. Randomly, it ...
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Remove comment from Google maps

I have a strange comment on a location on Google maps. The comment uses a language that I don't, normally, use, so I have doubts on its authenticity. I tried to remove that comment and also the rating ...
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What is the purpose of of the “You can enter notes here” text box in Google Maps?

When I print driving directions in Google Maps, there is a text field which says "You can enter notes here". What is the purpose of that? It doesn't seem to do anything.
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Google Flights unable to display existing connections found in Google Maps

I've been successfully using Google Flights for many years, but recently I am hitting the wall with many situations, where Google Maps is able to find certain connection and want to redirect me to ...
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In Google Maps how do I search for an area and not a specific location

How do I tell google maps that I'm looking for region and not a specific address. When I search for "South Shore, qc" I get a bunch of businesses in the area. But what I'm looking for is the ...
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Can I direct-link only the drive-time data from a map route?

Is there way to create a direct link for only the duration data of a driving route? I'm attempting to use the times for numerous routes simultaneously, to update based on current driving conditions, ...
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Showing only companies in Google Maps

I'm looking for a filter which allows me to view only the companies (no bar, restaurant, supermarket) in Google Maps. Is there such tool?
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Can multiple drive-TIME radii be added to a refreshable, free map?

I want to create a "heat map" of sorts with multiple driving radii around a single point of origin, by drive-time and not distance. "Isochrones"--i.e. how far can one drive from ...
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Connecting common points on a map

I work with a private preschool - 12th-grade school. The school has several campuses. And each campus has several hundred families. We have two separate spreadsheets. One spreadsheet has all of the ...
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Add Contacts from Google Maps to my Google account in a PC

I found a place in Google Maps, working in a PC. I want to add it to my Google Contacts, with as much of its available information as possible. Is that possible? Google Maps: add to contacts , an old ...
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Remove the large amount of unneccessary markers on Google Maps

When browsing a city and planning my travel I like to add places to a list and then review them in terms of location to each other. What I can't seem to get past is that on any given map there is a ...
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Create a mileage log from google timeline [closed]

It would be useful to have a mileage log be created from the google maps timeline. Is there a way to have the data extracted to be able to have a to and from distance, date and times. so far all the ...
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How to set a default location when Google Maps opens

I just want the Google Maps iPhone App to default to my home address every time I open it, regardless of whether or not I have my GPS location active. I can't understand why all of a sudden it keeps ...
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Google Maps locations

I am trying to download the directory of all hospitals in my city within the year they appeared, I would like to import that information to a csv file, is there any option of downloading information ...
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How to add non-business locations and regions to Google Maps?

Google Maps can search for and display neighborhoods and regions. I would like to contribute a region to the map. When I right-click a location on Google Maps, I see the options to: Add a missing ...
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Created a route on My Maps, Like to use it with Google Maps to get a turn-by-turn voice navigation as I drive. How?

Created a route on My Maps. Like to use it with Google Maps to get a turn-by-turn voice navigation as I drive. How?
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How do I turn the street names off while making a new Google Maps?

I want all the names gone, the businesses, the street names while I make a new maps or Google Maps. How do I do that?
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How to edit the name of a neighborhood with a typo

I've found a neighborhood at Google Maps that contains a typo inside the name. It goes about the "Sint-Elisabeth" neighborhood in Kortrijk (Belgium) but in Google it named "Slint-...
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How to find all locations from a source point at Google Map?

Taking a scenario. I searched a location at https://www.google.com/maps/. Taking the location as a center, how to find all locations around the location within a radius of certain meter or kilometer?
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How to modify my store information on Google search?

I have recently made a blog for my store, and I want to link it to my physical store, which is already registered on Google Maps. My desired result is that my store would go up in search ranking on ...
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Automatically open satellite view on Google Maps

Satellite is the view I always want to default to in Google Maps, and I was wondering if there was a way to "click" the icon whenever I first load a Google Maps URL with an extension or ...
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How can I login to Google Search without logging into Google Maps?

I would like to use my search settings with Google Search. I would like to stop getting "customized" results in Google Maps. Is there a way to login to Google Search without logging into ...
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“Write a review” button isn't showing up in places in Azerbaijan because of a conflict?

In Google Maps, "Write a review" button isn't showing up for places in Azerbaijan. In images below you can see that there is a "Write a review" button for Summer Palace in Beijing, ...
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How can I share a link to Google Maps with 3D view enabled?

I can share a link to Google Maps with someone so that they can view the location from above: https://www.google.com/maps/@42.213931,-8.7751829,46m/data=!3m1!1e3 And it looks like this: Now, they ...
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Google Maps “directions” map maker function fails to utilize direct route due to road closure entry

Recently, when planning a trip to Yellowstone Natl Park, the Grand Loop Rd between Tower Junction and Canyon Village will not be included in any trip due to Google Maps inclusion of a road closure. ...
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How to keep a custom map visible during a regular google maps search?

I have a custom map saved. On the computer, I view it by going to [Hamburger Icon] > Your places > Maps. When I click on the map, I can see the places on that map. But I want to search hotels ...
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How do I subscribe to Google monthly timeline activity emails

Earlier I used to get monthly/annual E-Mails of place I traveled and stats about them. But they have stopped since March now. I went to https://www.google.com/maps/timeline?pb -> Settings -> ...
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Linking to the Google Maps reviews of a place?

I can display info of a place on google map using the url http://maps.google.com/maps?q=eiffel+tower+paris However, I'd like to link to the reviews of the place which you get when you click on the ...
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Correct height information in Google Maps

tl;dr: Is there any way that a regular Google Maps user can correct or report incorrect height information in maps? -- For an example walking track that I was designing, Google Maps suddenly showed me ...
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Sending a customised Google Maps itinerary - as-is - to Android phone

I'd like to have a customised route available on my phone for turn-by-turn navigation. BY customised I mean an A-to-B-to-C-to... itinerary that has been dragged at various points along the route, ...
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What does it mean when Google Maps shows a shaded region for a company?

What is this shaded region? 
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Google Street View streets not rendering correctly in Ubuntu 18.04

I noticed that whenever I try to view some places through Google Street View using Ubuntu, streets are not displayed correctly: in particular, pretty much everything is blurred, i.e. not rendered ...
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Google My Maps - how to remove labels, advertising etc?

Google My Maps functionality allows you to create your own maps to share. Unfortunately it has a lot of noisy labels which makes the maps hard to read. https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/ Is there a ...
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How to move fast in street view of google earth/google map?

Clicking just let you move 1 step forward. How to move multi-steps? I understand that images are generally not recommended, but in this situation, I think it is reasonable for me to upload one for ...
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How to create a custom route in Google Maps, then navigate it on a mobile?

When you get directions in Google Maps on the desktop, a route is generated which can then be changed by dragging new waypoints into the route. I would like to save this custom route and send it to ...
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Why does text for Macau look smaller than Hong Kong?

I thought Macau and Hong Kong only differ by size but are both SARs of China. Why does Google Maps make the text "Hong Kong" bigger?
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How can I show people with their location on Google Maps?

I am running a Job portal website, I collect User's information including their latitude and longitude, I basically want them to be searchable on Google Maps from the information they provide to my ...
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What do you have to do to see the craters names in Google maps for the planets in the solar system?

I want to see the craters names for the planets in the solar system just like in this video Mercury planet 3d Google maps However, when I go here Google Maps , no labels appear. I believe it's the ...
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Is there a way to use unaltered Street View images from Google Maps in a travel blog that runs AdSense ads?

I use my own photos in my blog most of the time. Now and then, though, I feel I need to provide my readers with a reference point. Ideally, this is how I would do this: I'd take a snapshot of a ...
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How to import Google Maps starred locations?

I have a G Suite Google Account and a regular one. Because I don't need the G Suite Account anymore, I want to quit it. However, I have more than thousand stars / starred locations in Google Maps, I ...
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Post on Google using a Nick name

On the Google Play Store when you review a app right now it says posting publicly as my full name. Also on Google Maps when you review a place you been the same thing it says posting publicly as my ...
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How can I view the traffic time graph in my browser for Google Maps?

I can't find the graph showing trip time vs departure time when using maps.google.com in Chrome on my PC. I can easily find it in the Android App though, I just get directions (not navigation) and ...
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How can I change the language of the UI of Google maps to English?

My operating system language is English US. My regional settings in operating system are English US My browser settings are in English US. Three different browsers: Google Chrome, Opera, Firefox. My ...
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Can I rename an entire neighbourhood in Google Maps?

My entire neighbourhood (est. 20k+ citizens) is incorrectly named in Google Maps. The whole neighbourhood's name is incorrectly taken after a single historic point being part of it. Can I rename it? ...
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Google map directions: wait until I enter both locations

When I click on the "directions" button in Google maps, it puts "your location" in the start field and immediately starts calculating directions. So if I am looking for a walking route between ...
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Can multiple phone numbers be added to a Google Place?

When adding a Place to Google Maps, there's a place to enter only 1 phone number. But what if the place has more than one? Is there any way to mention more than one phone number?
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How to embed a google map of an address into a google sheet

I have a google sheet and I have cell B1 called Address which contains: 405 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017 I would like to embed a google map into my google sheet in cell D5 that looks like this: ...

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