Questions tagged [google-maps]

For questions about using Google Maps (an app developed by Google LLC) and any directions retrieved through it.

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Why does Waze give a time estimate for this road trip two hours lower than Google Maps?

Google Maps: 13 hours, 5 minutes Waze: 11 hours, 15 minutes Pretty much the same path. Screenshots taken at the time, and both programs consider the traffic information. What accounts for such a ...
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Why does Google Maps say that driving from San Francisco to Seattle via Portland is 30 minutes faster than driving from San Francisco to Seattle?

I read the following ETAs: GMaps: San Francisco to Seattle: 13h23min. GMaps: San Francisco to Seattle via Portland, Oregon: 12h55min. Why does Google Maps say that driving from San Francisco to ...
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Which source is correct about the borders of St. Hanshaugen district, Oslo?

I am trying to find out if Ebbells gate is in St. Hanshaugen district or not. Wikipedia says it is: However, when I check Google Maps for the boundaries of St. Hanshaugen, I get this result: Ebbells ...
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What does the circled 1 sign mean on Google maps next to "Tolls"?

What does the circled 1 sign mean on Google maps next to "Tolls"? Example: I don't think that's the number of tolls given the distance.
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Is there a tool that allows me to plot a specified distance along a Google Maps route?

I would like to do a virtual walk along a long-distance route that I have plotted in Google Maps. By virtual I mean I will be walking locally and mapping my distance onto the route. So if I walk 10km ...
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Google Maps public transport in offline mode?

Google Maps is a good ally when traveling. You can download a map for offline and this is nice because when you arrive to a new place and have no internet you can still have access to a map. However, ...
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Highlight a particular road/railway line on Google Maps without specifying source and destinations

On Google Maps we usually look for a route between two places by specifying them by names. But how to highlight a route without specifying any place names? For example, if I enter Tokyo and Osaka in ...