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How can you calculate the distance between in a spreadsheet?

I want to calculate the distance between an address and multiple addresses in a list. I want to use this calculation to quickly determine which addresses fall within a delivery radius. The addresses ...
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How to bring back clickable Google map in Google search results?

Recently Google made a really terrible change of not allowing the user to click the map in search results, who knows why. It normally opened Google Maps with the given location. I heard it's related ...
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How to edit green spaces on Google Maps?

My city has many green spaces, including parks, gardens, playgrounds, meadows and nature reserves. On Google Maps, some are shown as green, but others are shown as grey urban area. How can I edit ...
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How does Google Maps decide what the "Official site" is?

Example: How does Google Maps decide what the "Official site" is?
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google maps search by label does not work anymore

Since around February 2024 I can not search locations by self-added labels anymore. E.g. my parking spot has the label "p9 parking". In the past, it was enough to type p9 to be able to ...
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Is there a shareable URL for randomstreetview.com that hides the location?

I want to play an online icebreaker game with some colleagues about guessing the location from Google Street View. The idea is that as the quiz master I will find a random spot (where I know the ...
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How do I remove somebody else's timeline from my Google timeline?

I keep on getting my ex's travel logs on my Google Maps timeline. Any idea how to remove her from my account?
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Why Google took off links to Maps from the search engine [duplicate]

I read a similar question on this site so I know I'm not alone but it seems strange there is no clue around the internet about this issue. Since a few months, when I perform a site related search on ...
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Red dashed straight line on Google Maps

What does this red line mean on Google Maps? I spotted it by accident and it closely highlights this area of cut trees. I wasn't able to find any info online https://maps.app.goo.gl/uk9eLyVmxvLQnxDr8
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Finding the cheapest available accommodation in Google Maps

I am doing a long-distance walk to the Caspian Sea, and I'm trying to do it cheaply. (I do a mixture of wild camping, cheap hotels, campsites, hostels, apartments, Airbnbs, Couchsurfing, and ...
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How to report incorrect speed limit on Google Maps?

Google Maps shows the wrong speed limit for a particular road. How can I report this and correct the speed limit?
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What do the red dashed lines mean in Google Maps? [duplicate]

What are the red/white "dotted" lines signifying in Google Maps? See image: See also Aneityum on Google Maps.
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How to remove pins from Google Maps for closed businesses?

In Google Maps I have stars or "visit later" (green flag) pins for many locations. Sometimes these businesses close or move and the data associated with the original location disappears ...
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How can I link many addresses using a Google Sheets formula to create a Google Maps URL? [duplicate]

This answer showed how to link two addresses with a formula and open a route with a Google Map link: =hyperlink("https://www.google.com/maps/search/?api=1&query=" & D3 & " ...
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How do I make "search this area" the default for a Google Maps search?

This is on a desktop computer. Current/default behavior: I open Google Maps, it's zoomed in on my location. I zoom out to the whole US and search for something with many instances, let's say "...
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How can I make Google Maps treat the current map view as the default search area, and not always default to my current location?

Is there a way to make Google Maps treat the current map view as the default search area, and not always default to my current location? I'm making plans for a vacation in Europe, but if I'm viewing a ...
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Using Google Maps to track total time spent at a specific location

I'm trying to use the location data of Google Maps to track the amount of time spent at a specific location. My aim is to calculate the total number of hours at my place of work, since Google Maps ...
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How can I download a printable section of Google Maps?

I would like to download parts of Google maps in PDF format so that it can be printed out so I have a backup in case my phone dies or was forgotten. Screenshots will not work because there are widgets ...
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How can I link two addresses using a Google Sheets formula to create a Google Maps URL?

It seems that it is easy enough to get the URL to one address using the following formula: =HYPERLINK(CONCATENATE("https://www.google.com/maps/search/?api=1&query=",L13),"MAP") ...
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Can Google Maps timeline distingish the height of the place I visited? [closed]

Google Maps timeline records the places I visited automatically. Interestingly, it seems to distinguish whether it was a 2nd floor or a 3rd floor that I visited. Is it based on some machine learning ...
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In Google Maps, I am unable to remove a saved place (single location) within a saved private list [closed]

In Google Maps, I have created a list that has individual saved places (points) in it. I'm having trouble successfully removing places from this list even though I follow the correct procedures. For ...
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What does red color of block (not road) means on Google Maps?

Like here https://goo.gl/maps/sLBgA2MbgWKj32yk7 Note that roads are white, it is not traffic color.
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Why would Google Maps Directions avoids a public walking path?

My goal is to draw a walking route on Google Maps. There is a path that is clearly the shortest, but Google Maps avoids it, even if it is a public road. Why does Google avoid it ? Here is the ...
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how do I export my saved places in google maps?

I've been using Google Maps to save the places in town that I have to deliver newspapers to. I want to export that list of saved places to another application via a GPX file. How do I do that? can i ...
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business location with marker without existing house number

I want to have a marker on maps where my business has a real location people can visit, but this location does not have postal address (house number). I believe this might be the reason Google ...
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Is it possible to view the entire search history in Google Maps and not just the most recent one?

If you press in the text box to type address in Google Maps, it only shows the few recent searches. This initially made be believe it deletes older searches. However if you type one or a few letters ...
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Where can I contact Google to tell them my review isn't showing up?

Where can I contact Google to tell them my review isn't showing up? I wrote a review for a company I visited, but the review isn't showing up. It shows on my end but not when i'm logged into another ...
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Google Sheets / Maps - Exception: Service invoked too many times for one day

I have the following script in my Google spreadsheet to calculate the distance in miles and time driving between two addresses. It works perfect until I get an error "Exception: Service invoked ...
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How to get full business opening hours in Google Maps?

Some businesses share their opening/closing times on their own POI on Google Maps. The web interface in my browser shows the times for the current week only (and when they were last updated). However, ...
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Is there a way to export Travel Plans and other lists from Google Maps (including notes)?

I have a number of items added to Travel Plans list of Google Maps (you can select it in the drop-down when you click Save button in the card), and now I would like to export them in a map exchange ...
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I have no option to upload videos to my reviews

I don't understand why I can't upload any video to my google reviews. I tried it from PC or even from Phone. Few months past I was able to upload video but now I can't. I didn't received any ban or ...
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How Accurate Is Google Places "Popular times"

I own a gym, which is in the basement of a hotel and immediately next to a busy bus stop. The "Popular times" on the Google listing for my gym don't appear to align with my experience. Is it ...
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How can I see the speed limit for every road in view on Google Maps (or Bing, Apple, etc.)?

I'm trying to find a safe route to bike to a location, and Google Maps suggests that I take a major highway to do so. So I'm trying to route out a safer trip manually, but knowing the speed limits of ...
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Force Shared Google Map To Use Terrain

I am using a shared map with bus stops and it is set to be in Satellite view. This makes it very difficult to read. Is there a way for me to change a shared map to use Terrain mode?
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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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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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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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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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Why have Pink shading on Google Maps as it reduces visibility & is thoroughly annoying [closed]

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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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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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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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 in Google Maps

"Satellite" is my preferred view in Google Maps. Is there an option in the web app to make it my default view, when opening Maps? If not, is there a way to achieve this with a userscript 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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