Questions tagged [google-maps]

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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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How add 3d model to one map in a website?

I need put 3d model map in my application, I see a few 3d model in google earth, I would like to know if it is possible to access these models, or your know a option for add 3d model to a google maps, ...
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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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Is there a way to estimate acreage on google maps using a smart select-like tool similar to what you see in photo editing applications

In photo editing applications, there are smart select tools which allow you to select an area. Is there a way this can be applied to maps, so that you can select an area, and the algorithms of the ...
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Route planners with route avoidance features

In my quest to search route planners, I didn't find yet one which has the following two features: Avoid a specific point/street. Go from X to Y avoiding passing in Z. As is possible in some to add ...
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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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Can I use Google's Timeline to get the time spent each day at a specific location?

The timeline computes elapsed driving time, it would be great if it also had time spent at each stop. I'm a contractor, and I travel from job to job. Time spent at each would be helpful.
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GOOGLE SKY MAP SEARCH BOX

I have Google Sky Map on a Windows 10 desk top. There is no search box (which the help page adjures me to use !) Any ideas , please ?
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From MailChimp to Google Maps?

I have a column with addresses on my MailChimp database. Anyone knows a way to display those on a custom Google Maps without having to enter every single address one by one?
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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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Can I send a Postcode to a Google “My Maps” in the URL

I am working with this custom map of clinical services in Bedfordshire: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1bdNeZobfo8vE6Ma2ThVO0GObjAbkMTOT&ll=52.08438457541519%2C-0.4990103132558943&z=...
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Importing excel data to a Google map

Using Chrome : I have 30 longitude and latitude points in cols 1 and 2 of a workbook Transfer.xlsx (Row 1 col 1) = location-long (row 2 col 2) = location-lat I pick out an existing map of the ...
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How to use Google maps for speech synthetis guidance?

As all of us know, there’s speech guided routing with the android app. But in my case, I don’t have an android phone but a real core i7 laptop with a M.2 lte module with a built‑in gps inside it ...
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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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How to prevent “invoked too many times per second” error [duplicate]

The main requirement is to find travel time with traffic data between two locations or zip-code. Inputs parameters would be from Location, destination, arrival time(this is between 6AM 8AM), mode of ...
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How does Google Maps calculate walking time?

In above linked image, Google Maps is showing that a distance of 293km can be covered by walking in 2 days and 12 hours. Does this estimated time include rest/sleep time or is it continuous ...
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Google maps on desktop doesn't let me navigate from my current position

When I use Google maps on my phone, it automatically suggests to navigate from my current location. For some reason, I can never find the option on the desktop version of the site. It doesn't even ...
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Show places with rating higher than 4,7

Usually we see rating of places in Google Maps: Can I somehow ask Google to show all places in with rating higher than 4,7 in Belgium?
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Where can I edit a Google Maps shared list created on mobile?

I created a shared list on mobile (in the Android app) for planning a trip, but for some reason, I can't find it when I use Maps from the browser among the other lists. (I'm pretty sure that this is ...
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Does it exist an online map service that allows me to select what to view?

I want to take a screenshot of a map over a certain block in a European capital that should be "flat" and only list the street names on the surrounding streets, that is - no point of interests, labels,...
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Google Maps grey dotted lines identified location

I clicked to search for directions on a place on Google and it redirected to Maps. Google was able to precisely identify my location The map displayed several thick grey dotted curves all converging ...
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Update my photo on Google Maps without re-uploading

Is there any way to update my own photo on Google Maps without deleting it and uploading again? For instance, I have some poorly merged panorama uploaded, which has already some views: And I want to ...
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How to remove labels from Google Maps?

Removing labels is a nightmare! When one asks for instructions, you invariably get directed to something that isn't there! How is it done? Viewing London is a nightmare - so confusing.
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Is it possible to set different languages for different Google apps?

If I change my Google account's default language, it sets it for Search and Google Maps, and Gmail and so on... Now I want my Search to default to one language and my Google Maps default language to ...
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Why does Google Maps give different coordinates from what was entered

When I enter the coordinates 37°01.67'N 027°25.12'E into google maps it gives me the pin in the correct place, but seems to change those coordinates and gives conflicting results
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Display the borders of more than one city in Google Maps

If I click on a city's name in Google Maps, the area of the city will be highlighted, its borders are shown in red, and the view adjusted to center on the city. Is there a way to select more than one ...
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How can I remove wrong/old entries in the 'send to' in Google Map

When I want to send a google map location to my phone, this dialog shows up there are many phone entries in the dialog but only one of them is valid. However I can't find where to remove the old ...
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How to stop Google from sending updates about places in your lists?

Google Maps wouldn't stop pestering me about updates about the places I saved in my "Wants to go" list, so I had to ditch the list entirely and instead save those places in a "Foobar" list. Now ...

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