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How can I be informed of the presence of streets closed to cars during some time of the day?

Some streets are closed to cars during some time of the day, e.g. when more pedestrians are expected to frequent the street or when the tide is up. How can I be informed of the existence of such ...
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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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Is there a tool that shows a map with destinations and travel time from a train station?

Essentially a map like this walking and public transport distance x travel time calculator but for UK and international rail journeys. There is the direkt tool by DB which is great but it only has ...
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Matrix of traveling time between multiple locations

I'm looking for some online resources that would allow me to select 10 locations (e.g., 10 cities or 10 landmarks in a city), and would return the time it takes to drive/walk/use public transportation ...
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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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Drawing a path on a map and having a navigation software on my phone following it

I plan to drive in a city. I would like to decide to decide my exact route by drawing it on a map, then have a navigation software help me navigate to make sure I follow the route. Which solutions ...
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How can I see what the fastest driving route is that goes through n places?

I'll soon visit some places in the US by car. I'd like to visit n places. How can I see what the fastest driving route is that goes through all these n places? Google Maps allows users to indicate ...
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Where can I find a map of the Underground City (Beijing)?

Dìxià Chéng ("Underground City") is a network of bunkers covering around 85 km² under Beijing where 100k to 1M people live. Where can I find a map of it? E.g., tunnels, entrance points, ...
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How can I learn map reading for navigation?

I don't know if anyone will relate but I can't read google maps to navigate. I have to ask 20 people to get to one location. Getting to a new location is always a hassle for me. Because of this reason,...
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How can I view the shortest distance between two islands? [closed]

I wonder whether there exists a convenient way to view the shortest distance between two islands. For example, can some of the commonly used online mapping resources, and if so, how? Ideally, I'd ...
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Why are world maps cut off? [closed]

I'm afraid that this isn't strictly a travel question, but I scoured the list of StackExchange sites and couldn't find any that seemed more appropriate. When I look at a world map, I always need to ...
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Good Apps for travelers between cities in Europe especially

I travel a lot using mainly trains and buses sometimes also need taxis when i travel between cities. My question is what's the best mobile app (or others) that could help guide me when I'm in the ...
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Are there any topographic or recreation atlases of Germany or the Alpine countries?

I'm looking for a topographic or recreation atlas for Germany and/or the Alpine countries. Does such an atlas exist? There are plenty of road atlases (ADAC, Falk, Michelin, others) in scales between ...
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Is there a Google Maps like app that shows directions and other people's progress along the same route?

I'm looking for an app that not only shows a route with directions (like Google Maps) but also tracks friends following the same route, with all of them showing at the same time. Think of it as Find ...
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How can I find the fastest path by car to reach a US state from a given US location?

How can I find the fastest path by car to reach a US state from a given US location? I.e., I'm located at address x and I want to know the minimum driving time to reach US state y.
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Is there a graphic of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people over 14 days which also indicates past values of this ratio?

As many European countries (Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, etc) have travel restrictions that depend on the number of confirmed cases per 100,000 people over the last 14 days, I'm wondering if ...
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Where can I find a map of all the canal boat routes in Bangkok?

I read on https://www.hotels.com/go/thailand/bangkok-river-boats-ferries#Canal_boats (mirror): These large, loud, spluttering canal boats can be found chugging up and down Bangkok's many canals. The ...
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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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Visualizing Instagram Travel photo locations on a Map

I uploaded many of my travel pictures on Instagram and tagged their location. Unfortunately, Instagram got rid of their photo map. I loved this feature. There are many third party developers trying ...
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How to find out if the previous flights (any airline) flew with un-booked or empty seats?

I was wondering if there is anyway of knowing how many seats were empty on any previous International flights? I am trying to figure out the pattern for the best season/day/time to fly in that airline ...
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Does the Entel mobile network cover the entire Easter Island, Chile?

My understanding is that the Entel network is the only one that serves Easter Island, Chile. Does the Entel mobile network cover the entire Easter Island, Chile? If not, is there any coverage map ...
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Where can one see which portions of the Buenos Aires underground (aka subte) is above the ground?

Where can one see which portions of the Buenos Aires underground (aka subte) is above the ground ?
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Route planner with distances for trains?

Is there a route planner that includes the distance traveled by trains. Google maps and Apple Maps both state the time, but no information on how far the route is. I'd like to know this to compare C02 ...
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Where can I find a fine-grained map of Lima indicating the crime level against non-Peruvian for each area, with the area being as precise as possible?

I am looking for a fine-grained map of Lima, Peru indicating the level of crimes against non-Peruvian citizens for each area, with the area being as precise as possible. I would prefer a more fine-...
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Where can I find some maps showing where the stations and lines of micros and other types of mini-buses (e.g., combis) are located in Lima, Peru?

According to the Wikipedia page on Transport in Lima: Micros (minibus) are the most common means of public transportation in Lima. I could find some maps for the stations/lines of the ...
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Where can I find a map of songthaew lines in Yangon?

There exist some detailed maps for buses in Yangon (example (mirror)). Where can I find similar maps for songthaews in Yangon? I saw many songthaews in Yangon (video example taken near Danyingon ...
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How can I find out where to buy uncommon (for the location) items while traveling?

I'm looking for ways to find brick&mortar stores where I can buy a given item in person, in a given city. For example, Q: Where can I find kale in Cancun? (A: at Chedraui) Q: Where can I buy a ...
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Tourist / simple city maps to print

Is there any site that provides city maps adapted to be printed at home to an A4? I'm traveling to a country where internet access is hard to get and it would be very useful to carry those maps for ...
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Why are there so many subway station signs between Yau Ma Tei station and Mong Kok station on Google Maps?

Looking at the map between Yau Ma Tei station and Mong Kok station on Google Maps, https://www.google.com/maps/place/Yau+Ma+Tei+Fruit+Market/@22.3161599,114.1698839,19z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:...
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Change Osmand map to 2D-view [closed]

I recently installed osmand on my iPhone to use it for travelling. Unfortunately, an isometric/3D view of the map appeared. I want to change it to an ordinary 2D view. Does someone know how to do this?...
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How can one can convert a Denso mapcode into GPS coordinates or a human-readable address?

How can one can convert a Denso mapcode (e.g., 549 544*88) into GPS coordinates or a human-readable address? All the resources I have found so far such as https://japanmapcode.com/en perform the ...
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Is there a way to switch web versions of Navier/Kakao maps to English?

Can one switch Naver and/or Kakao maps to English? I mean specifically web versions for browsers, not mobile apps.
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How to find location on Cambridge-Mildenhall railway that still has tracks/rails?

I want to travel to the UK to take photos of the closed Cambridge-Mildenhall railway. I‘d like to find at least one place with all three tracks, however I can't see any rails on Google Maps. Do the ...
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Does Google Maps take into account hills/inclines for route times?

I understand that Google Maps works out travel times based on the speed limit for the road and the current traffic on the road. (When selecting the driving function). When using the cycling/walking ...
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How do I decipher this hotel address in Greece?

I am flying to Greece and need to stay in to a hotel called "Castello Hotel", in Patras (a city in Greece). I booked the room through hotels.com and thought everything was fine, until I noticed that ...
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Interactive map for when and where to go

First, some context: I am planning a very long trip through the Americas by bike. Thus, I need to know what kind of climate I should expect in each country (mostly temperature and rain). I could go ...
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What time is the highest Google Maps estimated arrival time?

As far as I know, Google Maps give different estimated arrival time at different time. For example, at midnight the estimated arrival time lower than usual because of less traffic at that time. I ...
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Looking for a way to map all my weekend driving [closed]

I love driving to cities around me and going to new places. I'm interested in computer software or device that I can use to track all my driving. The idea is to record or have a history of the roads I ...
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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.stack.imgur.com/VKLRp.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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