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Remove "labels" overlay on new Google Maps

[Updated Nov 2019] Click the "hamburger" icon on the top left corner: Click Satellite (the second item of the menu) to turn Sattellite mode on if it's not on yet; Click Labels on under Sattellite. It ...
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Is there a way to export my starred locations from Google Maps?

Seeing that there's no convenient way of doing this provided by Google, I've created a tiny online app for export of your starred locations: http://gexport.somee.com/ It's very primitive, but it does ...
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Can I use Google's Timeline to get the times I've been to a specific location?

No, Google Maps doesn't let you do that. It frustrated me as well, so I've written a python script that does just that. You can find it here: https://github.com/matthieuheitz/google-data-analyses/blob/...
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How can I encode my preference of biking/walking/public transport in a google maps URL?

Use this format: https://www.google.com/maps/preview?saddr=[insert_from_address_here]&daddr=[insert_to_address_here]&dirflg=[insert_mode_here] Options for dirflg: w: walking b: bicycling d ...
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How to update Google "My Maps" when Spreadsheet data changes?

You can, but it involves tricking My Maps. What you essentially have to do is load the extra spaces you might need later. In your original spreadsheet, at the bottom of your table, put a space inside ...
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What is the name of the icon for Google Maps street view?

Pegman comes in a variety of styles, eg:
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How can I encode my preference of biking/walking/public transport in a google maps URL?

(Edits made 6/25/2015 based on suggestions) I've actually been playing with the new URLs for the past several days and have posted the results of my investigations on my blog: https://mstickles....
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Is there a way to calculate a Google Maps commute based on past traffic delay times?

If you hover over the directions box (top-left) on the map, you will see that it tells you the estimated time for leaving now. If you click on the "Leave Now" part, you can change the departure or ...
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How to change the language on Google Maps?

Simple! Steps Click on the Menu bar on Top Left. Click Language.  It's the second one after Print, with the 文A icon Set it to your liking. Enjoy! For example i just changed my language to Deutsch ...
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Is there a legend that explains the meaning of colored geographical areas on Google Maps?

Here is an official Google blog post that contains a color legend: https://maps.googleblog.com/2016/07/discover-action-around-you-with-updated.html To summarize: Orange road - freeway Yellow road - ...
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What's the difference between Favorites, Want to go, and Starred places?

Those are the three "core" lists that Google Maps supplies and I guess that theoretically they have different purposes. The main difference is about the options available for each list, for example, ...
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How to convert Google map route into array of coordinates?

*** UPDATED FOR 2020 GOOGLE MAPS UI *** I found this video extremely helpful, the first part of it concerns your question. It shows you how you can plot a route on a map and then export it. Steps: ...
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Is there a way to export my starred locations from Google Maps?

Go to https://takeout.google.com/ and select only Maps (your places) After downloading and extracting zip, use http://nearby.org.uk/convert-saved-places.php to convert to KML
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How can I encode my preference of biking/walking/public transport in a google maps URL?

I asked the same question on Google Forums and got an answer: [by treebles] These are the parameters to add at the end of the directions URL for the different modes of transportation Car ...
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Turning Google Timeline into a travel map

Timeline (https://www.google.com/maps/timeline) now has an Export this day to KML option. Checked a holiday from October, 2016 that I wanted to merge with Google's My Maps. I will have to export each ...
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How do I plot a bunch of points on Google Maps?

One of the simplest way is to copy your coordinates in Excel file. Go to My Google Maps. Find/create the map you want the points to appear on. In Excel, export your file as CSV Upload/import the ...
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Permanently turn off new Google Maps and go back to old one

If there is no option on google maps to revert to old version, you can use this webpage to opt out provided by google.com: https://www.google.com/maps?output=classic&dg=opt
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Is there any way I can add more than 10 locations to Google Maps?

You may simply concatenate destinations in the URL. For instance my original 10 destinations may be like this... https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Bridgewater+Pet+Boarding,+7596+Austin+Rd,+Saline,+MI+...
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How to view Street View for certain date?

First enter Street View mode in desktop Google Maps. Notice the overlay in the upper-right corner with the address and Street View date, and next to the date is a clock-cycle icon. Click that icon to ...
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How to highlight an entire route or way on an online map?

Make your own custom map: Go into Google MyMaps, Click Create new map. This opens a new map-editing window. Use the Draw a Line tool (under the search bar, looks a bit like a share-icon), ...
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How to show/share only one route on Google Maps?

Creating a custom map as per MaryC's answer is good if you want something you save permanently or embed and don't mind going through a multi-step process with a different UI to get there. I also ...
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Cannot create new lists and cannot save places to existing lists in Google Maps

It was indeed a regional restriction. On the bottom right of the Google Maps page there is a country setting. When it's changed to another country, for example Latvia, the feature becomes available.
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How do I rotate a Google map?

This is how you do it as of ~November 27, 2019: In the bottom left corner, hover over the "Layers" box and then click the "More" box: Select the "Satellite" map type ...
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How do I set a default Google Maps location?

Click the "Gear" icon and choose "Search Settings". Click "Location". Put in as detailed a location as you want. (A full address, a city and state, just a state, a country, etc.) Save. Of course, ...
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Company not found on Google Maps

You first need to add or claim your business to Google Maps. For this, follow the steps below: To add your business information to Google, you’ll need to create a local Google+ page (or get access ...
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How to search for places along a route?

The earlier answer correctly points out that you can roughly do this in Google maps. However it does not lay out the alternatives very clearly. Road.li lets you put in your start point, end point, ...
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How do you add a Google Maps route to "My Maps"?

Or, similar to the above, In Google Maps next to the "Send to your phone button" is a button for "Share link" Copy the web address it provides and Paste it into the web site Maps to GPX https://...
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View photos in Google Maps

There is a bar in the bottom right with three small thumbnails and a double up arrow. This does not show if Google Maps is showing routing, even if the side panel is collapsed. To make this show, ...
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Where are Labs for Google Maps desktop? Are they gone?

Google shut down most of their experimental labs features in 2011. The only ones that still remain are for Gmail.
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Is there a way to change the language of an embedded Google Map?

Yes, there is. Add the optional parameter language to the request URL: https://www.google.com/maps/embed/v1/MODE?key=API_KEY&language=en See the API reference for further information.
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