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Does Google Maps "Timeline" require a SIM card?

I recently got an iPhone 8, which I'm using without a SIM card (i.e. not as a phone). Google Maps says that I have Timeline enabled, but each day shows no activity. Is that simply because of the ...
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How do you remove new labels on Google Street View?

I am trying to remove the new icons that are now shown on Google Street View on buildings that are a certain use. Is this possible? The only way I have found is going back to a previous date of the ...
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Why some countries don't have borderline on Google Maps?

It's quite useful to display the borderline of a country on Google Maps. If you click on the country name, the border line will show up, for instance: Burma Afganistan When you click "India&...
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Does (or can) Google Maps reroute you mid-journey because of traffic / road blockages?

Let's say you have selected source A and destination B. Maps has given planned you a driving route via road "1" and you start driving. Now there's some form of blockage that suddenly comes ...
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Google Saved Places convert to custom Google Maps with takeout CSV

TLDR: please help me and teach me how to import "takeout" CSV of "my saved places" into Google maps. BTW I am a paid G-Suite organization, if that helps. I have 128 lists (...
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How to solve "dynamic page not found" for Google Maps

This is what I get, when I click on the link Google Map has given me: I simply select a point on Google Map, and then click the share button and copy the URL and send it to people. But when I click ...
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Google Maps shows completely fake location when sharing

Recently I have noticed that when someone shares a location with me (3 times) or when I am sharing a location with someone then the actual location of the sharer is often totally fake. Google Maps ...
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How to change the color of roads in Google Maps

I am using Google Maps as a regular user, I am not a developer, I don't need any APIs and such. I need to change the color of the roads in Google Maps to make them have a gray color, and I can only ...
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How to get a notification when a business is less busy than normal?

So I'm trying to find the best time to go to a local business using the feature below. However, even during the slower points (which is 1-2pm in the pic below), it stays showing busy. I've been ...
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How to disable the basemap toggle when embedding Google Maps on website?

I have created a map showing the location of gardens I have built (I'm a garden designer) along with photos & information about each garden using Google 'My Maps'. I have then embedded this map on ...
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Can I change a Google account from "business" to "personal?"

The organization we work with implemented a weird rule that demanded that we change the name of our business. I hadn't setup a google account in a while, so I clicked the business account type during ...
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How can I see the locations having more than 1000 reviews on Google Maps, in a certain area?

I am wondering how can I see the popular locations (e.g. having more than 1000 reviews), on a certain area on Google Maps. This would be helpful when traveling quickly through a city, to find ...
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Import Google Maps data from another account

I have been looking for an option to import Google Maps data from one account to another. This includes mainly liked and stared places. We can currently export the data, but not import it. I'm blocked ...
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How to find all the lists that include a place in Google Maps?

I’m looking for a way to find similar places in Google Maps (e.g.: I found a cheap, local, tasty BBQ in Buenos Aires, and I want to discover similar ones). I think a great way to do it is finding all ...
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Why does South Korea look all weird in Google maps

There is a 1000km by 1000km (1Mm²🤓) square that has a completely different style over South Korea. Can anyone think of a reason why?
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How do I disable location Google location sharing on a phone I've given away?

I have recently updated iPhones and now see two identically named phones listed among the devices using Google location sharing. How do I disable location sharing on the device I've given away? I don'...
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Why have Pink shading on Google Maps as it reduces visibility & is thoroughly annoying

Google Maps - when I use Google Maps on the iPad, pink shaded areas appear which cast an annoying shadow over what I want to view. How can I remove this function to regain an unobstructed view? It ...
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What is the distance unit in Google Takeout Location History JSON?

Trying to analyze Location History data from Google Takeout. But the distance in the JSON does not match what I see in Google Maps Timeline. E.g., an activitySegment object shows distance: 4620, but ...
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Published road names doesn't appear on Google Maps

I have added multiple road names to unnamed roads of my village to Google Maps and I got success in it. I got emails from Google Maps that road names are published but now even after many days road ...
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Managing saved location lists in Google Maps

I have many custom lists in my Google Maps with marked places. Is it possible somehow torn off some of lists while show others? Also it would be nice to have unique design for marking sign for each ...
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How do you force "globe view" when linking to a Google Maps coordinate?

Peruse this URL: https://www.google.com/maps/@46.40756396630067,-68.24707031250001,293m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en If you follow it, you end up with a flat 2D map. Only by manually clicking on "Layers&...
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How To Keep A Google Sheet In-Sync With Google Map?

I have a Google Sheet Where I keep a list of locations and Addresses. Once a week I recreate the Goole Map by deleting the current layer and recreating it via file import. Using this method, I have to ...
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Elevation graph in Google maps

Planning car trip through Alps with sensitive to rocking passengers. I have route in Google Maps and I would like to see it's elevation graph. Is it possible to retrieve such information? How?
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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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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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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 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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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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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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