Questions tagged [google-maps]

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Google maps 3D not working on VirtualBox

Why maps.google.com's 3D feature while running Chrome (latest) on Ubuntu 18 in a virtual environment (VirtualBox) with Windows 10 host is not enabled? Virtual Machine's settings: Oracle VM ...
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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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I want to find how visits I have for a specific location on Google Timeline

I want to find how visits I have for a specific place/location on Google Maps Timeline. I can see the places visited and days but I want to know how times I visited X during all of 2022 so far. I can ...
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Edit photo labels on Google Business Profile that group photos by topic

I've seen this on multiple Google Business Profiles (Google Map listings). Photos are uploaded to the profile by the owner or by customers, and they get grouped by topic or service. For example, this ...
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Is it known why Google actively hides their amazing 3D maps?

Google has spent a bazillion dollars painstakingly making actual 3D objects of every building, tree and other item of countless areas. This is secretly available for Google Maps. But not only is it ...
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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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Can the Google maps timeline's time intervals be changed?

The Google Maps Timeline seems to record my position every several minutes, which often results in either missing some locations or in a displayed route that goes nowhere near the actual one. Is there ...
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Some saved places are not shown on map

I have saved Dune of Pilat to my custom list: If I zoom out I see my other bookmark from the same list, but there is no Dune of Pilat mark on map. Why some bookmarks are visible and some not from ...
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Why does maps suggest this 5 times longer route as default?

When planning this route, googles first suggestion is this big detour. I have noticed that sometimes google chooses a longer route because its easier (less turns), or because its less kilometers or ...
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Prevent Gmail from marking Google Maps' emails as SPAM

After about 3-5 years of uninterrupted usage, suddenly starting yesterday Gmail started to mark Google Maps' emails (about route sharing) as a SPAM. Is there anything I can do about this? I know that ...
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How can I turn off unwanted labels without losing street names in satellite view?

I want to view my hometown in satellite mode, with street names only - I don't want labels for local restaurants, gas stations, pubs et cetera obscuring my view. If I turn off labels, I lose the ...
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Several KML's in one layer

I have 10 KML simple tracking route files. I have created a map with 10 layers and placed them all in a separate layer. Then I moved to Google Maps (not Google My Maps) I was expecting to open current ...
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How to search without zoom and put marker on all locations in Google Maps

I would like for Google Maps to produce me a map of all items searched for. Take current zoom level Put in search parameters Map puts marker on every result (without zooming in) For example: Zoom ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Where have all my Maps reviews gone?

Over the years, I have posted a few reviews of places I've visited on Google Maps. Occasionally, I like to look back at my reviews, to remind myself where I've been. I'm aware that these reviews are ...
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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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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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What do the different line types mean in Google Maps' Schedule Explorer?

In the above screenshot, which is about getting from 1 Tsing Yi Road, Hong Kong to Hong Kong Airport, I understand the solid blue lines mean a bus, and the solid green line means the MTR, and blue ...
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Permanently turn off contribution-like notifications in Google Maps

Why am I seeing (from time to time) contribution-like notifications / suggestions: if I have disabled them: I don't want to contribute, I don't want to be annoyed with these notifications and want ...
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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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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 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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Mouse wheel zoom setting for Google Maps

Is there a way to set it so that the mouse wheel zoom in Google Maps zooms more or less?
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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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Add stops every X miles on Google Maps

I have a long trip planned on Google Maps (~1,700 miles). I'm looking for a way to add stops every 500 or so miles to look for spots to stop for the evening. What's the best way to do this?
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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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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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Can I use Google's Timeline to get the times I've been to a specific location?

Google Map's Timeline records where I (or at least my phone) has been throughout the day every day. Given a particular location, I'd like to see a list of times when I've been there. To get tax credit ...
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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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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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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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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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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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