Questions tagged [google-maps]

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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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How to display a date range on Google Maps timeline?

On the new Google Maps timeline I can only seem to select a single day or month or year. https://www.google.com/maps/timeline On the previous version, I could choose a date range. Any ideas how to ...
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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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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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Mapping Google Calendar events

I would like to display a Google Map with all of my calendar events such that the user can see points on the map relating to the locations of different events. When they click on the point it should ...
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How to get more results in Google Maps?

I am searching for certain type of businesses in Google Maps and I am gathering data for a directory database. I have created a layer and add markers from each city I am searching into. Always, when ...
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Earth View as default for Google Maps

I frequently use Earth View (the one like in external Google Earth program) on maps.google.com as I find it more pleasant and quick rather then the laggy map and satellite views. However, every time ...
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Google Maps Earth mode URL parameters

I have some questions about some of the parameters. Here's an example of the Statue of Liberty https://www.google.com/maps/@40.6857974,-74.0453996,237a,20y,12.19h,59.76t/data=!3m1!1e3 @40.6857974,-74....
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Can I sign up to Google Guide without having to subscribe to their mailing list?

Can I sign up to Google Guide without having to subscribe to their mailing list?
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Offline bookmarks in my maps in Google Maps

I have a map in mymaps of google. I have added some bookmarks to it because I am going to a trip and wanted to highlight the places I'm going. The thing is those bookmarks are not accessible offline. ...
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Save a place in Street View

Is it possible to save a place while in Street View mode? For example with this Google Maps link (screenshot) If I click the pin icon in the top left corner, it takes me to a screen where there's a ...
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Why isn't Google Maps always detailing the routes it suggests?

Sometimes when using Google Maps, I get many details about the trip. Sometimes, not at all. Here's a screen grab showing Google Maps not displaying any details at all: and here's an example of ...
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Google Maps Service Area Business - How many areas can I add?

I am adding our business to Google Maps, and since we're a web shop I am selecting that "I deliver goods and services to customers within this area: Now, there are two options. One is to set a radius ...
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Calculate distances between various places in Google Maps

I have the following problem: I have two lists of addresses X and Y, both as an excel table or csv file, and would like to use Google Maps to automatically calculate the distance between each possible ...
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How Can I Force Google Maps to Keep the Map Viewport as it is?

When searching for some terms (say, "restaurant", "toy store", "post office", etc.) in Google Maps, Google Maps tends to automatically change the zoom level and sometimes also shift the map so that a ...
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How to embed Google Maps photospheres?

"Google Maps - Views" shared with Google Maps a feature that allowed us to generated HTML for embedding a photosphere into another website. A description of the feature can be seen at: https://...
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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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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 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 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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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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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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How can I report a change in Google Maps that is not a road or a place?

Last year a nearby lake was filled in, and converted into a green space with grass, trees, and walkways. However, this lake is still on Google Maps. I decided to report it to them, but it seems I ...
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How to manually give Google Popular Times data?

I frequently consult Google Popular Times when going to coffee shops for a very short time. It doesn't pay off to wait for 10 minutes, if you just have a ten minute break. Last week, while I was ...
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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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How does one remove BUSINESS labels from Google Maps?

I would like to just show the street and public labels (parks, reservoirs, etc.). The labels on/off feature in Google Maps > Earth is all/nothing. Anyone know how to do this?
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How to view ALL locations I have contributed to (photo, review...etc) in Google Maps?

Only the locations around my country I have contributed to are pinned with a balloon. Is there a method to show all my contributions as pinned locations on Google Maps (i.e., all around the world)?
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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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How to add an address I found in Google Maps into Google Calendar?

Is there a way in desktop browsers to import an address I found in Google Maps into Google Calendar?
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Force Google Maps to display my location with correct zoom

Whenever I open Google Maps (by typing maps.google.com URL) in Opera, I always see map of Central Europe, not my location. How can I force GM to display my location? The "Give Maps permission to use ...
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Additional details in address field of Google Contacts to be ignored by Google Maps

I need to have additional details in the address fields of my Google Contacts. These additional details interfere with Google Maps finding the address. For instance: Street Street Name 24, etaj 2, ...
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Why does Google Maps think traffic reduces trip time?

More than once, Google Maps has told me it will take me 31 minutes (for example) to get to my destination, but 34 minutes (for example) without traffic. Has anyone else noticed this? Is this a known ...
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The Google Maps layers button does not show as decribed by Google support at http://maps.google.com. How to display it?

I do not have the layers button at http://maps.google.com as described here https://support.google.com/mymaps/answer/3024933?hl=en and the layers shown here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AE-Al5mNu44 ...
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How Can I Open the Transportation Stop Info Popup in the New Google Maps?

In classic Google Maps, when clicking on the symbol for a public transportation stop (e.g. a metro stop, or a bus stop), a popup would open that would show the name of the stop, a link to the website ...
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Show planned highways at all zoom levels in Google Maps

When zoomed in close enough, Google Maps shows highways that are planned or under construction. An example from Cluj, Romania — the grey section of the highway is not built yet and the overlay goes ...
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How do I build a commuting route that includes driving, public transit, and walking?

I've noticed that My Maps is back in Google Maps. My primary interest is creating a route with the following itinerary: Start from my "Home" location Drive to a public transit location Take the ...
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Export Google Maps Result Query

I'm getting multiple pin locations for "XYZ store" by searching on maps.google.com I want to export all the coordinates or points to whatever file possible (KML, HTML, doesn't really matter). The ...
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Toll fee on Google Maps

Is there any way to see the sum of the toll fees of a path on Google Maps?
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How do I get directions from/to my saved locations?

When I find an address in Google Maps, it helpfully shows "4 min drive - work" under the address. When I click on the note, I get the directions from work. How, I also have home saved in Google Maps - ...
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How do I choose the icon for a place that I add to a Google Map (in My Places) when I add it?

This is the way it seems like I have to add places to a map I've made in "My Places": Open map Search for the place I want to add Click on its icon on the map, or on the left in its entry Click "save ...
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Saved KML files will not import

KML files saved from Google Maps will not work when I use "Create map" and try to import them. I have tried from two different PCs using two different browsers (IE, Opera). I resorted to this as a ...
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Searching for Google Maps direction by query

When I want to get directions between two well-known places, I enter a query like "from Heaven to Hell" into Google, then switch to Maps tab and the route is there (provided that Heaven and Hell are ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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