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Questions tagged [maps]

Visual representations of an area, mostly used to depict geography.

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GPS when flying over the ocean

How can I see my location when flying over an ocean? I know that many airlines show you that on your screen, but I'm wondering if there's a way to do that on a phone, and without an internet ...
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How do I add a ferry route to Google Maps? [closed]

There is a ferry near me that is not in Google Maps. How do I add it as a suggestion to Google?
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Road trip distance/driving time planning

I am planning a cross country, point-to-point road trip that will total about 26 hours of driving. The purpose of this trip is not sight seeing, but just to get from point A to point B. I can plug ...
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What is the use of “start”option in google maps?

While moving on bus, I already marked my destination and clicked "directions" But below there is option called "start". What does it do? https://i.imgur.com/yGN1yFi.png
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What do the interconnection symbols mean on the MTR (subway) map in Hong Kong? [duplicate]

Looking at this MTR (subway) map in Hong Kong: source I notice they used different interconnection symbols: ... What do they mean?
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Using the directions setup on a “My Map” using Google Maps

I have followed the directions on Google Maps to create a map with a set of directions on as a layer. The advice I followed was Here An example of what this looks like in the creation tool is: and I ...
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I-95 Carolina Hurricane Florence Highway Closures

Hurricane Florence has damaged many roads in NC \ SC. I would like to drive from Florida to Washington DC: the normal route is I-95. Is there an updated service (ideally with the Google Maps ...
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Electronic Map with Lodging pricing

A wedding in Jamaica will be at the booked Prospect Plantation Villas. Is there a method or web services that map nearby accommodations? The goal is to be as close as possible (walking distance) to ...
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Where can I get street views of Hyderabad (India), similar to Google Maps?

Google Street View doesn't work in Hyderabad, India (mirror). Where can I get street views of Hyderabad, similar to Google Maps? I unsuccessfully tried: Wonobo: the map doesn't load (tested on MSIE ...
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Bicycle routes in Europe

Planning bicycle trip in Europe. What are the best maps for trip planing purposes. I know https://www.openstreetmap.org. Would you recommend other ones?
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What is the number format for this location in Israel? [closed]

These numbers represent the location of some place in Israel. 183409 264679 But I can't find them in Google Maps; they don't seem to convert to coordinates. Does anyone have an idea? Maybe I ...
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Mapping web page or app that plots a route for n number of miles [closed]

Is there a mapping web page or app that plots a route for n number of miles or km? For example, I want to bike exactly 50 miles from a given location or to a given location.
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Sharing and saving your trail as you travel

I know that there are devices and services of various sophistication and price that use GPS and worldwide cellular all built-in to one convenient package... for a price. I'm looking to do it with ...
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Travelling in Rome, Italy

Can I get a map of Rome with streets and trains on the same map, so that I know where I am? If I only have a metro map, I do not know the street I will be in.
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Visualising the world by apparent temperature at a given time of the year [closed]

My overseas trips tend to be in the middle of the year (roughly some time between June and September), as Australian workplaces tend to have a Christmas shutdown straddling Christmas and the new year. ...
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How to get driving (paper) maps in the county of Dorset?

I'm coming from Australia to visit my Dad in Bridport (UK) in Dorset. We want to drive to Bristol to see the Brunel Museum and we want to direct ourselves to see the Clifton Suspension Bridge on the ...
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Why frequent inflight directions to Sachs Harbour and Eureka?

I was recently on a Royal Jordanian flight from Hong Kong to Bangkok. The inflight airshow cycled through the usual screens - total flight, day/night, stats of the flight, direction of Mecca, etc etc. ...
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High quality free mapping service for Germany [closed]

Is there a high-quality free mapping service for Germany comparable to the great IGN maps of France available for free on Geoportail? I am looking for something that can be used to plan hikes and ...
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Google Maps: Directions: Are time zones my local browser, or local to where I am searching?

I am in the Pacific time zone, looking at driving times in Ontario, Canada. I heard that traffic can be bad, so I want to figure out expected driving time to the Toronto airport. But when I dial up ...
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Why does Google Maps show a boat route as a European road?

While I was browsing on Google maps, I noticed that one of the boat routes has the classic road indicator on top of it. If you search on google the name of the road E840, the summary Google shows ...
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How do I enter a Portugal address into a Garmin Satnav?

The address is: Encosta Cabo Girao Quinta Girao Empreendimentos Turisticos Lda. Estrada 1 de Julho nú 2 9300 - 081 CÀmara de Lobos Madeira, Portugal When I enter the postcode that I assume is "9300 -...
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How can you navigate the metro and bus in Belarus on your smartphone?

While traveling to foreign countries I always use Google Map (except in China and South Korea where I use Baidu and Naver Map). One of the best feature on Google Map is if you select any place and tap ...
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How can I set Baidu Maps for iOS in English?

I'm going to China (Beijing, Suzhou, Hangzhou and Shanghai) and I'm looking for an alternative to Apple Maps and Google Maps for walking and public transport itineraries. Because : I'm not sure ...
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Visited places map generator - by regions

I am looking for a map generator of visited places, where each country is split by regions/state. I.e. that it would be not possible to select country entirely, but only by its internal counties/...
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Google Maps recommended “leave at” time: how reliable is this?

Google Maps provides a feature to estimate your arrival time based on typical traffic along your route. It provides this time as a range, e.g., "typically 1h - 1h 50m" Based on that, if you select ...
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Bus schedules in Israel

I'm looking for paper or pdf schedules of isreali bus routes (that i can use with out internet coverage) i found for the golan routes http://www.golanbus.co.il/Files/art_files/lozhdash72017.pdf but im ...
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Is there a USA map of fuel grades (elevation-specific REGular / 85 / 87)?

It would appear that in the US of A, most fuel is generally sold as Regular, Plus (or Midgrade), and Premium, with the actual specification being hidden in small print. My car requires 87, which goes ...
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Hiking routes near Embrun

We arrived in Embrun few days ago and surprisingly we can't find any map of hiking routes. We are surrounded by Alps and we don't know where to start climbing from, what are the expected times of a ...
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Is there a map of all the Umweltzones (environmental zones) in Germany?

I occasionally need to drive into Germany for work and since I'm usually taking a rental car it can be troublesome to obtain an Umweltzone sticker while on the road. Therefore it is useful to know ...
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Intercity Buses in Israel

Is there a Map of intercity bus routes and schedules? i'd like to do some touring in the galil by public transport
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Where can I find a bus map for Jerusalem, Israel?

Where can I get a map of the bus system in Jerusalem? I'd prefer a paper one, but a digital one will do.
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Maps mobile app for China with offline feature

Is there a reliable mobile maps app for Android that works well in China and has an offline feature? Baidu Maps appears to work well, but the interface is only in Chinese, so I am struggling with ...
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What tools are available to calculate the costs of tolls when planning a road trip in USA? [duplicate]

I am plotting a road trip using google maps. On some routes it says "this routes has tolls" Are there any means by which I can see where the tolls are and their prices? EDIT: It has been determined ...
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Are there sources in Prague that have hand-held, printed maps?

For my bucket-list trip to Prague/Praha and with an architectural history background, I want to make the most of my time in this City of a Thousand Spires. I prefer to wander throughout a city, get ...
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Is there an updated PDF or other downloadable version of TfL's Legible London map?

Over the past several years London has deployed a program of wayfinding maps and resources, most strikingly in the form of a forest of (stunning) enameled steel "monoliths": These, and the other ...
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Incorporating the effect of latitudal motion into travel planning

This answer points out that the standard maps we use are rather useless when it comes to determining length of a trip over a large distance. Are there maps available that better represent travelled ...
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Where can I find a detailed map of Frankfurt Airport?

My grandmother will be flying through Frankfurt Airport and would need to switch terminals, so I'd like to send her a map in advance. Unfortunately the official website only hosts a simple schematic ...
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Do standard German topographic maps show water sources?

By a topographic map I'm referring to a 1/25,000 scale map, of which this is a sample French version. French OS Maps show water sources (Referred to as source): The German map equivalent seems to be ...
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Where can I find maps of buses / bus routes in Muscat?

Having visited Muscat at the beginning of February 2017 and not currently driving, I attempted to travel around the Muscat area by its bus network - Mwasalat. (FYI, visiting Muscat without a car is ...
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Hiking map for Hokkaido and/or other resources

I plan to go for hiking in Hokkaido next spring. I'd like to hike two weeks and to keep away from the cities during this time. I'd like to visit Daisetsuzan Park and Shiretoko Park. I've read about ...
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Specific Meaning of Restricted Usage Road on Google Maps

Searching for driving directions using Google Maps, I found a number of instructions which are labelled Restricted Usage Road. Another couple of Google Searches says this could mean any of a number of ...
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Where to get offline maps for Cairo?

I am about to travel to Cairo. Usually when I tour somewhere I have offline Google maps downloaded on my phone and I mark all places to be visited. Is there a convenient alternative for a city like ...
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Map showing what parts of an Amtrak route are traversed during daylight

I remember seeing a map of individual Amtrak routes that showed which parts of the train route were traversed in daylight for each direction. I've looked on Amtrak's website and checked the schedules ...
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How to create an online map showing a travel itinerary?

How can I create a map to show a travel itinerary using free online tools? What I am looking for is being able to draw each travel segment over a political map of the world such as Google Maps. So ...
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Iceland Information: Travel information and maps

I am going to be in Iceland for a few days and wanted to get some up-to-date information on the roads. I've seen the http://www.road.is/ site, however this doesn't give any details regarding when or ...
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Japan Map App. How to get around?

In Korea, Google Maps is limited in its functionality (due to protective legislation, I believe), and therefore, isn't very useful for non-drivers. For instance, it will not plot a walking route. You ...
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How do I find out if cars are allowed to drive on a particular off-road track in the UK?

I want to know if it is legally permitted to drive on these two trails in the county of Bath and Northeast Somerset: https://www.openstreetmap.org/search?query=inglesbatch#map=16/51.3537/-2.4316 One ...
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Is there a way to get offline maps of China for Windows devices as I have no iPhone or Android?

On my previous trip to China I received a gift of an 8" Windows tablet, and this is still my only portable device. I have no smartphone as of yet. At that time the most useful app on the device was ...
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Detailed map of Hawaii Big Island showing paved roads

I am looking for a detailed map (much more detail than, say, here) of the Hawaii Big Island, that will show which roads are paved and which are not. This is to determine where I will be able to get to ...
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Where can I find information on trekking in Alborz mountains?

I'd like to go trekking in the Alborz mountains next year, but so far I haven't found much information. I am considering early June, for around 3 weeks. I am an experienced hiker, even if if will be ...