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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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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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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 ...
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