Questions tagged [google-maps]

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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 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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How to prevent Google Maps from zooming in

It there a way to prevent Google Maps from zooming in when your search for a city? Scenario: When I search for Ocala, FL, it's not because I want a map of Ocala, FL. It's because I want to know ...
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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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Correct Google Maps GPS data

I have Google's location history turned on. A couple weeks ago I was in Alaska. My phone decided randomly that I was in Japan. It stayed there for hours and then jumped back. As teleportation isn't on ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Google Maps: Searching Moves View to Current Location

I frequently use google maps to plan trips. My workflow is to move the view around to look for interesting looking locations and then search to see if there are restaurants, sites... near by. However ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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 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 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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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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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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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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