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Facebook now strips all metadata from posted pictures to avoid this problem: What information can someone see when they download my photo from Facebook? However, be careful when you post links to photos on other websites or when using third-party image hosting services with Facebook, Twitter, etc.


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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. The export will be in .kmz format but by changing the file extension to .zip and then unzipping it you will get the .kml file! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMv0yK7XCrY&feature=iv&src_vid=gPvV_c1M8yc&...


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You don't need to do anything but login to Google on your desktop and phone. As long as you login to your Google account on your desktop before you search for directions, Google Maps will automatically store your recent directions in My Places. This works in most browsers and on Windows, Mac or iPad. From your phone, or any other device, login to your ...


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I've seen this many times. Common causes: Location services get turned off (either in Facebook app or on the phone itself) Facebook is closed on the other person's phone. Won't update locations if facebook isnt open. Phone is off / battery dead Location services on their phone is unable to find the location. Example, in a high rise building, in a mall, ...


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Since I didn't find an easy way to do this. I made a script that uses Google's location history and tags jpeg files. Here it is. It'll work as long as Google has location data on you near the timestamp of your photos (highly possible). I made a blog entry about this here.


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Mount GoogleDrive: ~$ google-drive-ocamlfuse ~/GoogleDrive Download spatial info -r recursively: ~$ exiftool -r -filename -ee -p '$filename, $gpslatitude, $gpslongitude' GoogleDrive/Google\ Photo/* > GooglePhotoSpatialInfo.csv


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I use https://takeout.google.com and it downloads the pictures and the metadata in JSON format. Make sure to un-select everything but Google Photos.


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Found it - it's GPSLatitudeRef and GPSLongitudeRef.


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It is currently not possible in Waze to know roughly where you'll be at a given time given your current rate, put aside the ETA.


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you could try doing a reverse image search, whereby you upload the image to google's image search page, and google will search for similar images to the one you uploaded, if it finds any matches, you can visit the web page the similar image is located on and check it for any clues as to the location, more info on this method is located here: https://www....


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This is now baked in to the latest version of Google Maps. Just look up an address, then click the "send to device" link and choose your Android device. Then open the notification on your phone. This has been around for a little while for iOS. (via Lifehacker)


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If you click the cog icon at the bottom, and then click "Share or embed map", you get a link. If you email the link to yourself and open it on your phone (or turn in into a QR code and scan it on your phone), you can choose to open the directions in the Google maps app. The great thing about this method is it can transfer a custom route you made when ...


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If you use android, there is this really handy app and browser plugin which is called Google chrome to Phone. Once found a page (or navigation plan), you simply click the icon in chrome, and the link will be sent to your phone, which wil act according to your link. I use it all the time and it's really handy! Extention for chrome from the chrome store ...


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Here's how I get directions from my desktop to my phone (which is an iPhone, if it matters): Some prerequisites: install Google Chrome on both your desktop and phone, and sign in with your Google account and enable tab syncing. On the desktop computer, go to Google Maps and get the exact directions you want. On the phone, open Chrome and tap New Tab, then ...


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You can play with the Google Maps API, or, if you're just interested in quickly finding the coordinates of the waypoints on a Google Map route, you can generate a .gpx file (in either Garmin or "generic" format) using this tool http://www.cgtk.co.uk/navigation/gpx The resulting .gpx file has the data you need, in decimal degrees of lat & long. ...


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You can create a custom map in Google Maps to accomplish this. You have the option of plotting points or using polygons to display map information. How to create a custom Google map Example: Custom Google Map using polygons Updated response: Perhaps a feed from Google Docs would better suit your needs. Creating dynamic client-side maps with Google ...


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