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Google maps save public transit layer [migrated]

On google maps app for android or website you can enable layer called transit (example) it will show all subways and trains in the city. How can I export train lines and stops as KMZ so I can import ...
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How do I change the units for measured distances in Google Maps on ChromeOS?

In the Google Maps app included with ChromeOS, the "Measure Distance" feature seems to always want to use miles no matter where you're at. How do you change this?
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Add handler to make a call from Google Voice?

Is it possible to add Google Voice to the phone call handlers shown inside Chrome when visiting Google Maps, similar to Skype?
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How do I populate excel with address details from Google?

I have a list of companies in Column A in excel. I have been manually googling each company and copying and pasting the address into Column B, but there must be a better way? Here's what I've tried so ...
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Google Map API key is behaving erratically

I just moved a website from a subdomain/folder up to "live" status. My page with an embedded Google Map worked fine up til then, but now, the appearance of the map is only showing in what seems to be ...
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Google services slow in Google Chrome

Since at least 2019/07/10, on 3 different Windows 10 PCs (mix of v1809 and v1903) used by 2 different users, we're experiencing a problem whereby seemingly all Google services (Google Maps, YouTube, ...
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Printing Google Maps Directions On One Page (Map Beside Instructions)

So I care about the environment and also value my time. I'm often in a dilemma where I have to choose between printing directions on 3 pages of paper or writing them out which takes about 10 minutes. ...
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Google Maps: Convert saved places into simple list without pictures

My Android phone has Google Maps installed. This is mostly very good but a recent update changed the functionality of the Your places saved lists. Previously, the list was simple with just the ...
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"For security reasons, framing is not allowed; click OK to remove the frames": A feature, bug, or malware?

friends . . . I've been using Chrome for so long, and just recently receive a popup saying "For security reasons, framing is not allowed; click OK to remove the frames" on a number of sites; it shows ...
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Internet Explorer 11 Google Maps certificate

I know IE 11 is crap but you probably also got those old fashionned stubbern users that still use it. -_-' So the story is this. User wants to use IE11 on Windows 7 to check the maps. Everything is ...
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How is an image hidden behind/protected by <canvas>?

It's possible to download an image from a place from google maps? https://www.google.com/maps/@40.7825172,-73.9655178,3a,75y,187h,90t/data=!3m8!1e2!3m6!1sAF1QipPw3Dzrmndch3Izgay4SN5--MfJd_X8bOWgEXys!...
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Save google maps to particular folder

All my google maps are saved to google drive's root catalog how to ask google to save them in \Google Drive\travel ?
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Lines meaning in google maps [closed]

How I can find lines meaning in google maps? What dashed lines below means?
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What is the difference between Google Maps ATM symbols? [closed]

When I search on Google Maps for ATMs two different symbols appear to show the location of the money machines. What is the difference between this symbols? What do they indicate?
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Google play web site isn't displayed properly on any browser

For some reason, on Microsoft Edge, Google chrome and Vivaldy, Google play web site is not displayed properly. Please see image. Also, Google maps is missing the part of the yellow man below, and ...
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Calculating distance between addresses in Excel/Libreoffice?

I have a spreadsheet of addresses, and I need to sort by their distance to a reference address. Currently, I have to manually copy and paste each address into Google Maps and request driving ...
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Watch a picture location in google maps

I am using Apple desktop Photos app, anyone knows how to open a geotag picture in MAPS or Google Maps? I can see the map in the INFO tab, but I would like to see the position in web maps. Thanks in ...
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How can I save a Google map as a SVG image?

I want to convert the image here: http://scimaps.org/maps/map/map_of_complexity_sc_154/detail to a SVG or PDF file. Using print from Firefox doesn't work. What are my options?
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What happened to the Earth view in Google Maps on Chrome? [closed]

A couple of months ago, Google Maps on the Chrome browser lost the "Earth" view mode. I can no longer get the 3D view or zoom out to see the real time cloud cover. All it has is the 'satellite' view. ...
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Setting default apps for skype [duplicate]

Is there a way to change the default apps to use with Skype? I am very annoyed at how stupid Bing is when handling addresses compared to Google maps and would like to use Google maps as my default. ...
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Use Google maps as Outlook add-in for Office 365 pro-plus

I just got Office 365 pro-plus, and saw that for Outlook emails, there's an add-in available for Bing Maps that will show you a map of any addresses typed in the email. Is there a way to use Google ...
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How to make Google Maps display place names in English [closed]

Google Maps displays some place names in the local language - particularly islands, so although the country name Italy is displayed in English for me, I get the island names Sardegna and Sicilia which ...
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Can I use Google Maps instead of Microsoft Maps in Windows 10?

In Windows 10, I like the way you can click on an address in, say, the People app and it'll load a map of where they live. Unfortunately I'd rather that it uses Google Maps instead of Microsoft's own ...
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Adding custom markers on top of a google maps search result

I am not sure this fits as a valid question here but i will try. I have searched on the topic but found just information for a static map view. I would like to display custom markers on a google map ...
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How can I use Bing or Google Maps to show the traveled path?

I wonder if there's a functionality in Bing Maps or Google Maps that can present information of how I traveled on my bike. The input can be simply made by clicking on checkpoints and building the way ...
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Do non-Android users throw off the live traffic data provided by Google? [closed]

I was trying to get a better understanding of how Google reports live traffic on Google maps/navigation and came across this explanation from Google: "When we combine your speed with the speed of ...
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How to download Google 360 Photo Sphere as 1 image?

How can I download Google 360 Photo Sphere ? I checked out developer tools and every photo sphere is stitched together with tens or hundreds of images, it would take a long time to put them all ...
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Log in to Google Maps with my private (non-administered) account

This has been driving me crazy every couple of weeks for months now... I have two primary google accounts. One is my private account, the other is the corporate administered account. We'll call the ...
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Google Maps API and bandwidth consumption

I have a site that uses 2 Google Maps APIs. https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js and https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/geocode/json This "mapper" site communicates with 2 Google Maps APIs, ...
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Export custom Google Maps view to vector Format

I have created a custom Google Map with markers and I'd like to export this map as a Vector image, including the copyright notices, for printing at a higher quality. Is there a way to export a custom ...
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xdotool, click and hold and move the mouse

I want to automate a task, I need to scroll a Google like map interface, what I essentially do normally is: Click an a spot Hold the clicking Move the mouse relatively 100 pixels left Stop holding ...
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Screenshot capture of google maps which has to be scrolled

I have read about this in some questions here , and tried almost all their solutions but none of them have worked for me for one reason or other. I want to take a snapshot from google maps, directions ...
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Google Maps Darkened Areas

Does anybody know why or how areas on Google Earth become "darkened"? This is not in reference to deliberate places on the maps that are obfuscated by a government agency's request. For instance, in ...
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Why is Google Maps showing Google Search?

When we disable Javascript and visit maps.google.com, it shows the page for Google Search instead: I'm getting this behavior regardless of the browser used (Chrome/Firefox/Safari/Opera). What's ...
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How to calculate route in *Maps just by calling a URL?

Before Google Maps got its new "full screen" look, I could open a URL that looked something like this "http://maps.google.com/?q=%s" where %s was a string of the format "from: London to: Amsterdam". ...
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Print resolution maps

I am trying to create a photobook with Aperture, but their maps are highly inaccurate (lots of lakes and even the whole Caspian sea is missing!). Online maps like Google Maps or Openstreetmap work ...
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Firefox: How to read the coordinates of the current place in Google Maps?

I have found a point of interest in Google Maps (using the most recent Firefox). How to get its coordinates?
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Google maps data mashup for private data?

Google maps/earth has a nice mashup tool. But it isn't for private data. Is there a mashup tool for mapping private data onto Google/Bing/etc maps?
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Can I force an update to IPGeolocation data?

So I just moved, so of course the MAC address of my WiFi router still shows me located at my previous residence (both Google and Bing maps). Do I need to wait until the next drive by from each of the ...
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Sites with Google Maps slowing to a crawl

In Chrome (and, strangely, also in FireFox to a lesser extent) I'm having a problem with sites that use Google Maps: GMaps itself, Bikely, Strava etc. After a while, rendering of the map gets ...
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How to transfer Google Earth route to Google Maps?

I have a GPX route, I imported it into Google Earth. Everything is fine, so I saved it as KMZ file. Then just for check, I imported KMZ back into Google Earth. No problem. The thing is, I would like ...
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Google location services incorrectly identifies my location [closed]

Short version: I live in Iowa. My WiFi only Android tablet's AccuWeather.com weather app, and Google Maps, and Chrome on my laptop tell me I'm located Oklahoma City. Why? Commentary: From what I ...
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Why do mobile map services (e.g. Google Maps) require turning WiFi or 3G on?

I don't understand why do mobile map services require turning WiFi or 3G on to show my current place. Most of mobiles have GPS and I turned it on. But they still require WiFi. Is there someone to ...
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Firefox performance Google Maps

I am developing a google mapi api implementation (v3), but I mainly use Firefox 12 for developing because of Firebug. I think Firebug is a great tool, much better than the one in Chrome. But compared ...
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How did Google Maps acquire my location? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does google My Location work? How does precise GeoLocation in HTML5 work? I fired up Google Maps in Chrome on my Mac Book Pro running Windows 7. To my astonishment, when ...
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How do I get the Google Maps URL from an iPhone photo?

I'm trying to find an easy way to get the URL (or pin) of a Google Map based on the GPS location attached to my iPhone images. I see the map for my pictures in iPhoto, but I cannot find any way to ...
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Trouble with Google Maps, Google Earth turning blue [closed]

Why does my map turn blue on Google Maps when I switch to the Earth view
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Compute Sunlight or Shade

I have a 3D building (Google SketchUp, displayed in Google Earth (or Maps)). Google earth has a feature to "show sunlight across a landscape". How do I show the building's shadow throughout the day? ...
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Google Maps: Where to upload the 3d models and the kml objects so everyone could see the 3D Objects?

I'm trying to add a 3d object to Google Earth. I'm making the model in Google SketchUp and the KML file but I don't know where to upload the file so that everyone who use google maps could see the ...
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How do I teach Chrome's omnibar to search in Google Maps?

It seems that the only site on the web that is unavailable for search via Chrome's omnibar is Google's own Maps. Is there any way I could teach the omnibar to search Google Maps?