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

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Google Maps avoid (or allow) tolls only for selected country, on multi-country routing

I often travel to Italy from Switzerland and vice versa, in Switzerland to use the highway you have to buy a sticker (or register your license plate online since this August) and pay a set fee for the ...
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How to tell Google Maps to avoid bad neighborhoods in San Francisco?

A couple I know will travel from Greece to San Francisco for their honeymoon, and then visit other places too; it's their first trip abroad. I remember when I first came to SF, I used Google Maps to ...
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What Coordinate format does the UNESCO web site provide?

I found a strange coordinate format in UNESCO site Hyllestad Quernstone Quarries N6810014 E20551 (zone 32) Google maps does not accept N6810014 E20551. How to decode this coordinate?
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Seeing location of friends in Google map in navigation mode

I can see the location of my friends without any issue in Google maps. However the moment I start navigation/driving then I don't see any of them. This is especially required when we are driving ...
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Is Google Street View coverage in Germany expected to increase?

Famously, privacy laws have made it difficult for Google to roll out its Street View service in Germany. The country is not completely missing from Street View however; some urban areas seem to be at ...
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Where can I view a map with buildings/businesses that were present sometimes in the past?

From time to time, businesses (e.g., restaurants) close or buildings are destructed. Where can I view a map with buildings/businesses that were present in a given point in the past? (e.g., "show ...
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What is this white dashed line across the Thames in Google Maps?

What is this white dashed line (circled) across the Thames in Google Maps? Is it possibly the site of the old London Bridge? But what would be the use of that on a modern travel map?
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Why is this park in Athens hidden from view in Google (but not Bing)?

I noticed a purposely blurred area in Athens in Google Maps: It seems that this is a normal botanical park, I could not find anything sensitive there (which is the typical reason for such blurring). ...
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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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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 ...
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