Google Maps is a web mapping service and a Android app.

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Installing Google Maps giving error “Application requires newer SDK version”

I have a galaxy S 3(d2att,US variant). Today I got an update for Google Maps. But when I try to update it after downloading play store gives error as "Application requires newer SDK version". I'm ...
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Is there a way to permanently turn off Google Maps until needed?

Google maps seems to have an insane amount of Intents registered for it, as well as other ways of being started. Since this is a pretty resource hungry app (especially memory wise), I would very much ...
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Google Maps unthaws “itself”?

I have a relatively specific question - I'm on a SonyEricsson xPeria Mini Pro (sk17i), using Android 4.0.4 with a rooted Stock Rom. To conserve battery, I'm regularly freezing some apps I only use ...
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New Android maps - how to show navigation without destination

Older version of Google Maps for android had a separate Navigation app, in it I could either set a destination for guided navigation or simple select "Display map" with would always show my GPS ...
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Not getting current location even if Location Services are enabled

Device: Samsung mobile phone Android: 4.0.3 My Location Services are enabled, but I am not getting the current location. When I restart the phone, it works. What could be the problem here?
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Display GPX in Google Maps or other simple application?

I need an application that supports the following features: offline map (no Internet connection) bookmarks (POIs added by me from either my PC -> KML or in the app itself) Since (Google) Maps ...
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Why is Google Maps telling me that Offline Maps aren't available?

So, I've been travelling around the world a lot over the last couple of months, and one thing that I've been doing to avoid big roaming data charges on my personal phone, has been using the cached ...
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Force Google Maps to save cached maps on SD card

I am downloading a large number of map areas in Google Map for offline use. It appears that, by default, Google Map writes its cache to my phone's relatively scarce internal memory. Is there a way to ...
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Drag to change route in Android Google Maps

In Google maps, we can use "drag and drop" to get a custom route: How can we do this on Android maps? I tried to drag but it doesn't work. It provides several alternative routes, but none of them ...
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Why has my location history stopped working?

From the time that Google Maps updated to the newest version, my device (Samsung Galaxy S3) no longer logs my location history althrought I have turned it on. I have tried uninstalling updates and ...
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Google maps doesn't have data connection

Ever since upgrading my Nexus 4 to CyanogenMod 10.1-20130304, Google Maps behaves improperly. I have not noticed the problem with any other app. I can open the Maps app, and it will show me where I ...
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How can I share directions/route from Google Maps App?

In the web based version of Google Maps it is possible to create a link to a set of directions between two places and send it to a friend in an email or instant message. For example I can send someone ...
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Not finding location on LG Optimus U

Hey everyone. I'm a complete Android newb but computer poweruser, so I found this site based on experience with StackOverflow, ServerFault, etc. Go easy on me please. :) I just got an LG Optimus U ...
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Is it possible to add a stopover or intermediate waypoint in Google Maps navigation?

On the desktop version of Google Maps, I can add multiple destinations, or drag the route created to include a specific spot that is not on the original route. Is there a way to do this on the ...
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Why does google maps need WiFi?

Sometimes google maps gives a notification that goes something like: "for increased accuracy please turn on the Wifi" I can understand if it said "For faster loading of map layers....", but how can ...
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How to display a contact address on Google maps offline?

For each contact there is a personal address field which can be filled with informations like street name, city, country, and so on. The problem is that in order to display these informations on a ...
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How can I ask the navigation for a fastest route (after traffic)

I recently started a job on a long commute. The default route provided by Google Maps Navigation is always the same route. After some double length commutes, I started checking the alternate routes ...
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How to save map cache of my city on SD card for use with Google Maps, possibly with no expiry?

I don't have enough rep. to comment under other's post, so I had to open this thread. I read some threads on Google Maps here and the question still persists. Is there a straightforward method to ...
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Download Region or State for offline Map

Is it possible to download an entire state offline map for Google Maps via a 3rd party app? I know that if you download the offline map through Google Maps it allows you to download an area roughly ...
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How can I save the maps downloaded from Offline Maps in Google Maps for reusing after a factory reset?

How do I save the maps that were downloaded from Offline Maps so that when I factory reset my phone I can simply put the backed up Offline Maps that were downloaded for reusing?
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Japanese language for directions in Google Maps

I am using Android 4.0 and latest version of Google Maps. The interface is in English. When I search for direction to some place say Kyoto, the interface is in mixed English and Japanese. See the ...
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Is there a way to create location shortcuts for navigation

I often have to navigate to the same places with the google maps navigation. I use speech to enter the address. Is there a way to create shortcuts, which i can chose on the touchscreen to navigate to ...
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Pre-caching limitations and reliability in Google Maps

The latest version of the Google Maps application bundled with Android allows me to pre-cache map areas. Each time a pre-cache a point it saves the map in a 10 km hamming radius of that point. I'm ...
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How much data does Google Maps navigation use?

Does anyone have a rough number for how much data Google Maps navigation uses per, say, 100 miles or something? I know it will vary slightly by user and area, but I'm just looking for an ...
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Google map, not updating based on current location / position

Had used Google maps on Nokia E72 sometime back, and it used to autoupdate/refresh the map keeping the current location/position updated. However, used Google maps on Android (latest version of Maps ...
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Google Maps 5.1.0 crashes often. Any solution?

Ever since upgrading to Google Maps 5.1.0 on my Droid X, I have often had Google Maps bog down and freeze to the point of completely crashing the phone. Anyone else seeing this crash? Anyone find a ...
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How can I get Google Maps on Android to show metric units?

Google Maps always shows me distance values for direction results / navigation in miles, although it does show me a scale on the map itself in metric units. I rather prefer to get my direction ...
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How to use “street view” in Google maps on Xperia Mini ST15i?

I'm unable to switch to the street view when using the Google maps on my android phone. I updated the Google maps to the latest version and also the street view but unable still though. I turned off ...
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Where does “Places” get all its information?

In my Nexus S, there is an application named "Places", which it is able to provide me the restaurants information near by me. Surprisingly, the information are very localize and accurate. May I know ...
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Why does my google maps keeps on crashing even though i'm not using it at all?

So, I'm just using my apps. Then sometimes it freezes for a while, and a notice will pop-up and say "Unfortunately, maps has stopped." even though I'm not using it. What do I have to do? Samsung ...
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How come I can't install Google Maps in Israel?

Google Maps doesn't seem to be available in the market when I'm in Israel. When I travel to Europe it appears. How come? (I'm on CyanogenMod 7, but that shouldn't matter right?) I have more or less ...
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Is the “What's here?” Google maps feature known from the PC/Browser available on Android?

The PC Version of Google Maps offers a What's here? feature (giving grid reference in decimal degrees) which is seemingly not available on the Nexus 7. This is very useful for navigation to ...
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saving route while still connected to wifi

In Google Maps is there a way to save a route while you're still connected to wifi so that it saves your data plan? Does scrolling through the map while still connected to wifi help because then the ...
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Android Google map to provide alternative route

Google Map web version can provide 3 alternative routes when routing directions. However, it seems Android Google map can only provide 1 route and have no option to choose alternative routes. Is there ...
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Google Maps not showing actual location

Google Maps is not showing my actual location. It shows me as being nearby (almost a kilometer away). What can the problem?
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Google Maps constantly requesting location

I'm running LBP Privacy Guard, and every 30 minutes or so I get a warning that Google Maps is trying to request my location. Why is this, and how can I prevent this?
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Does “make offline” option in Google Maps works with applications that utilize Google Maps?

In newer Google Maps I can make area available offline. Do other applications that rely on Google Maps (utilize Google Maps Android API) use offline maps?
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Is there a way to display Interstate Rest Areas on Google Maps Navigation?

I've had several instances where this information would have been useful when navigating w/ Moto Droid, but I haven't been able to figure out a way to get to interstate (USA) rest areas in Google Maps ...
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Why is Google Maps always running in the background?

I'm running on JB. The Google Maps application always seems to have 2 instances running in the background inspite of turning the GPS off. Is there a clean solution to prevent it from ever running in ...
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Disable display countdown during the use of Google Maps

When I use Google Maps for my Samsung Galaxy S, after a while the display goes dark and the GPS disconnects. Is there a way to disable the display countdown during the usage of Google Maps?
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Syncing / sending Google Maps landmarks to Android Maps

I can save Google Maps landmarks on the desktop browser maps.google.com service to my own maps. However is it possible to sync / send these maps to Android Maps? I will look a destination landmarks ...
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Is there someway to make “My maps” in google maps available offline with location markers?

I see how to save a map area offline, but how can I make sure the markers layer on"my maps" is saved for offline use? I see how to view it as a layer, but are all the layers saved for offline use? ...
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How do I use voice input in Google Maps on a HTC Desire?

I have an HTC Desire phone running Android and I use the Google Maps application. I can search for locations using text entry but I would like to be able to use the voice entry feature which was added ...
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How can Google Maps accurately locate my phone when GPS is disabled? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does Google Maps estimate my location without GPS? I was wondering how Google Maps on my Android phone can locate me with a good accuracy when my GPS is disabled. ...
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How do I turn off my maps app (that's taking 93% of my battery) on the Smart II? [closed]

I have the new Smart II. Maps is using 93 percent of my battery and I can't turn it off. I keep pressing force close but it comes back on a few seconds later.
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Can I turn off autocomplete/autocorrect for Google Maps?

When I want to type in a location to get directions, Google Maps brings up a list of suggestions under the textbox. That's fine, but then when there's only one suggestion left, Google Maps overrides ...
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How does Google Maps Navigation know you are in a tunnel when it switches to night mode?

I suppose this isn't exactly a new feature but it is new to me since I don't travel through tunnels very often. What exactly is the software using when it decides to switch over to night mode when in ...
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With Maps 6.12 Latitude seems to have vanished?

After updating, the Latitude widget seems to have vanished. And from Maps, I can't get to my Latitude friends anymore. I can't find any notes about this online, in reports or on Google pages. In the ...
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What's the exact geographical dimension range which can be taken offline in Google Maps?

Today, I tried to take my whole country (India) offline, but Google Maps ignored it saying its very large, zoom in. It has also ignored my street saying its too small, zoom out. I want to know the ...
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How can I make a route offline in Google Maps? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get maps for off-line usage? Google maps recently added offline caching of maps. But I can only see a way to download a small area. If I'm going on a long road ...