Questions tagged [google-maps]

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How to change the language on Google Maps?

My Chinese is still pretty poor, and my Korean is worse.  But Google Maps recently began showing me everything in Korean or Chinese.  Sometimes even a mixture of both. I can't find anything to change ...
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Permanently turn off new Google Maps and go back to old one

I found new Google Maps slow, useless (routes with only two points) and wrong. Is there any way, I can turn it off completely and go back to favored old Google Maps? Or is this — as with ...
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Is there a way to export my starred locations from Google Maps?

I have hundreds of locations starred in Google Maps. I'd like to export the list of them so that I can import them into other software, like Google Earth or map applications on my Android phone. Is ...
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Is there a way to return to satellite view with latest Google Maps?

With the new Google Maps integrating Google Earth and 3D into the web browser I'm experiencing some performance problems on my PC when I feel the need to look something up while processing power is ...
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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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How to highlight an entire route or way on an online map?

For brevity, I'll write throughfare instead of 'route', because I ask NOT only about vehicular roads, but also nature paths, trails, waterways, etc... On Google Maps, how can I highlight the ...
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Create a Google maps link to a specific location

I'm looking to create a link to a specific location using latitude and longitude for positioning, however I would also like to be able to add a marker onto the map as well, at the same location. This ...
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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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How to get the coordinates in the new Google Maps?

You used to be able to right-click and drop a lat-lon marker on a point to get its coordinates: How do you get the latitude & longitude in the new Google Maps? Update: just got an email from ...
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Remove "labels" overlay on new Google Maps

On the old style Google Maps there was an option to remove the "labels" overlay so in satellite view you would just see the map. In the new version of Maps I can't seem to find out how to remove ...
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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 search for places along a route?

I often try to integrate some errands in trips while I'm underway. For instance, I might look for a specific kind of store that is reasonably close to where I pass by. I am trying to find out how to ...
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Create KMZ from Google Maps

I have a bunch of locations stored in "My Maps". Is it possible that I create a KMZ file that I can use in Google Earth?
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Google Maps: add to contacts

I've searched Google Maps for a business. I've found it. I'm looking at the popup/bubble/whatever on the map, for that business. Is there something I can from this point to quickly get that ...
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What's the difference between Favorites, Want to go, and Starred places?

Does it make a difference where I save places?
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How do I get multiple driving times in Google sheets without "Service invoked error"?

I keep getting this error. "Service invoked too many times for one day: route. (line 3)." Here is the link to my sample sheet. With script attached https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/...
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Search restaurants (POIs) along a route with google maps

This weekend I was on a 7h trip and looking for the next favorite restaurant along the route. All had was an android cell phone and a pretty slow internet connection. My first try was the hompage of ...
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Is there a way to calculate a Google Maps commute based on past traffic delay times?

I am using Google Maps to determine my route to work. It is about an hour currently, but I know that when I factor in traffic it will be longer. I want to know just how much longer it will be. I was ...
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Get Google Maps to print entire map displayed

Whenever I try to print a Google Map (using their interface) it cuts off the edge of the map. How do I print the whole map showing?
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How do I set a default Google Maps location?

Every time I open Google maps it defaults to Palmer Ranch Healthcare & Rehabilitation. How do I change this?
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Add many locations to Google Map?

I have a bunch of addresses that I need to add to one of my Google Maps. Google Maps just says to add each and everyone of them manually, but it's a lot of of work to do this manually. Does someone ...
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Can I create/view custom maps on the new Google Maps?

In the old Google Maps, I would sometimes create a custom map that contained several locations related to a particular topic or trip. In the new Google Maps, I can't see a way to create these maps, or ...
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Create Google My Map from list of addresses

I have list of 25 or so addresses and I would like to create a Google My Map from them (so they are a set of placemarks). However, My Maps seems to allow creating placemarks only by drawing on the map ...
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Google Maps (web) shows up blank when I am logged in (only on Chrome)

I've been having this annoying problem for quite a few months now. If I am using Google Chrome (tested on a Mac and on Arch Linux), and I am also logged into my Google Account, if I go to https://...
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How can I measure distance in Google Maps?

How can I measure the distance between two points in Google Maps? I just can't find any solution for it!
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Cannot create new lists and cannot save places to existing lists in Google Maps

I have three predefined lists in Google Maps (Favorites, Want to go and Starred places). When I try to save any location to the first two I get an error "Failed to save to Favorites" or "Failed to ...
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Copying a Google "Maps" search field to an "Image" search field

Say I searched for my childhood's school on Google Maps: After seeing the "Earth View" of it, I feel like searching for Images of this college, on Google Image search. Is there a way to launch an ...
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How to get directions to my default location in Google Maps

When I go to Google Maps, it shows my default location. Often I then search/find a location/address and then want to get Directions from my default location, but there doesn't seem to be an obvious ...
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Change friends icon/avatar on Google Latitude [closed]

I recently started using Google Latitude with some of my close friends. Many of them have not set a picture for their icon/avatar yet, so when looking at a map it can be difficult to identify people (...
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Business won't show up on Google Maps

I'm having problems with showing a business on Google Maps. I've created the Google+ and business page. I've updated all the info and the Google verification code so the business is verified (I've ...
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How to Remove Google Maps History Icons?

Over the years, I have often searched places on Google Maps. Often, but not always, my searches leave a mark on the map. How do I remove such markings? I already tried deleting my Google Maps ...
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Where are Labs for Google Maps desktop? Are they gone?

Are the lab section for the desktop version of Google Maps gone? Googling only returns old results, although I found this link https://maps.google.com/?showlabs=1 but it does not seem to make any ...
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How do I fix text that has been replaced by shaded blocks in Google Maps in Chromium?

When I use Chromium Version 54.0.2840.59 (64-bit) with Google Maps, text does not appear correctly. The text may appear briefly, but then it is replaced by shaded blocks and nothing is legible. I ...
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Can't seem to find satellite view in Google Maps

I have an exercise app on my PC that uses Google Maps. At first I was able to click on satellite view in the map and zoom in to a usable scale. Then somehow the satellite icon disappeared. About 2 ...
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