Update 2015-05-07: With Google finally removing "classic" Google Maps, they have introduced "Lite Mode" as the alternative. You can access it via the menu as described in the link, or by adding ?force=lite to the end of the URL, for example: https://www.google.com/maps/?force=lite
According to this Google Help article:
Go to http://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 changes to Labels off afterwards;
Click the menu icon on the top left corner;
Turn on Earth mode (first item of the menu) if it's ...
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 the job. (credits to endolith for the idea of implementation)
UPDATE: this app is no longer relevant, you can use Google Takeout to export your bookmarks as ...
Google Maps: Street View: Privacy and Security (UK version)
Individuals and license plates are blurred
We have developed cutting-edge face and license plate blurring technology that is applied to all Street View images. This means that if one of our images contains an identifiable face (for example that of a passer-by on the sidewalk) or an identifiable ...
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/master/get_visit_times.py
You give it the point of interest (latitude/longitude), a date range, and you get what you want!
A brief overview of what is ...
Use this format:
Options for dirflg:
d or h or t: drive
r: public transit
Example: if you want to bicycle from 120 Spring St, Cambridge, MA 02141 to 24 Cummington Mall, Boston, MA 02215, your URL ...
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 each cell across the width of the table.
Select and copy that new "empty" (wink wink) row, and past as many rows as you think you'll need in the future.
(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:
There are about 11 posts covering the various parts of the URL structure, which I can't summarize well in one post. For ...
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 arrival time. When you do, you will see the estimated time update to take into account known traffic flows for that date/time.
That's as good as it gets since ...
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.
For example i just changed my language to Deutsch and now i see directions like this
Here is an official Google blog post that contains a color legend:
Orange road - freeway
Yellow road - highway
Light orange background - "area of interest"
Pink background - hospital
Light brown background - school
Light green background - park
Light gray ...
as mentioned above, the link has to contain coordinates but can also contain description: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=description+(name)+%4046.090271,6.657248
In case you need to place multiple markers on the map, you will have to use some of the online tools, for example http://www.hamstermap.com and then choose QUICK MAP.
This is a 10 second solution to put the points on Google Map - you will need either excel or CSV data which you just copy/paste here:
http://www.hamstermap.com and then choose Quick Map.
There is also a more complicated map on the website with fancy markers but you will probably need just the quick map.
When you're ready to share, click the settings gear icon . in the bottom right.
If you don't see the settings gear icon , see the alternate instructions at the bottom of this page.
Select Share and embed the map.
[Optional] Check the box next to "Short URL" to create a shorter link.
Double-click the link to highlight it, then copy it by pressing CTRL+...
I asked the same question on Google Forums and got an answer:
These are the parameters to add at the end of the directions URL for the different modes of transportation
Public Transit /data=!4m2!4m1!3e3
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, the Favorites can't be hidden from your map, and the Starred places can't be shared.
The available options:
Want to go
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 CSV file in My Google Maps.
It will plot all of your points on the map.
Road.li lets you put in your start point, end point, and a query, and it will show you places that match the query along your route. It also shows how much time each place adds to your trip.
It is a tool that I created.
This is now possible.
Whether you’re running weekend errands or planning a cross-country tour, you can plot multiple destinations for your trip with ease – now available for driving, walking and biking directions. Once you’ve chosen a starting point, click '+' and add stops to your route by typing in the search box or clicking on the map.
The Lite mode of the new Google Maps does not include the 3D Earth view or other 3D functionality. You can see if you are in lite mode by looking for the "Lite mode" indicator in the bottom right corner of the map.
Lite mode supported browsers and operating systems
The new Google Maps may default to Lite mode for older browsers and
You may simply concatenate destinations in the URL.
For instance my original 10 destinations may be like this...
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 pick a different date.
See Go back in time with Street View in the Google Maps blog for details and screen shots.
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), to draw either just a line, or a driving, walking or biking route. Note that your map can have one or more lines in it. Finish off each line by double-...
If you don't mind doing this outside of the normal maps.google.com interface, there's a site which lets you Plot multiple locations on Google Maps. You can even save a custom link to the map you've created.
If you don't mind doing a bit of coding, you can pull in the list of locations from a Google Spreadsheet.
LEFT-click on the place that you want coordinates for.
Notice that there is a small circle which radiates at that place, or the nearest on-street place.
In the top left of the map, a small display box appears, showing the address and lat/long coordinates:
You can copy / paste these as text.
They are also a hyperlink: if you click on them, then the map