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....
Head to new Google Maps and go to where you want to view traffic.
Clear the search box (yeah, the UX people were out that day).
Hover your mouse over the search area and underneath "Getting around" should appear with some options. Select "Traffic":
You can then select "Typical Traffic" and change the date/time of the traffic you are looking at:
[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 ...
Well, after discovering that the starred locations are also mirrored on Google Bookmarks, I wrote a Python script to scrape the coordinates and generate a KML file:
Export Google Maps starred locations
Go to Google Bookmarks: https://www.google.com/bookmarks/
On the bottom left, click "Export bookmarks": https://www.google.com/bookmarks/bookmarks.html?hl=...
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 ...
There is a small little text saying "Image Date: March 2011" at the bottom of the street view (from the link you provided), though I can't confirm that it refers to the date the Street View image was taken, but its quite likely the case as there isn't any other images that it can refer to.
Hope this helps in getting an approximate date of when the image is ...
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.
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 ...
(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
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.
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.
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.
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+...
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 ...
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...
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
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.
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
I don't think Google Maps does it natively yet, but there are a couple of third-party apps that do. Here's one that works: http://cartoo.dyndns.org/ (Another possibility is http://www.freemaptools.com/how-far-can-i-travel.htm, but it doesn't seem to be working right now).
Set the origin (Place A) as "current location" and the destination (Place B) as your desired address. Then save that link.
A current location
B Sydney Opera House, Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
The URL will look something like https://www.google.com/maps/dir/-33.8592754,151.2096187/Sydney+Opera+House,+...