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Google Maps Location History is showing an incorrect location

I have a major problem that I hope someone can help with. On my Google Maps feature under my Location History it shows a location that I was never at at any point, but when my wife happened to see ...
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Get offline maps in new Google Maps

Google Maps was updated last night (9-July-2013 v7.0.0). While there's a lot they added, one thing they removed was the ability to cache maps offline. I relied on that functionality in poor-coverage ...
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Can't use ok google anymore

my problem here started about 2 months ago. i searched a lot for an answer before asking for help here. but didn't find anything. i'm from Iran. i used to be able to use google now and its cards ...
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Google Maps forces offline mode

I've been able to use Google Maps as normal at home (strong WiFi; 2 bars in 3G) with no problems for ages. Suddenly it says it is in Offline mode so won't plan a route; tapping the message bar does ...
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How can I edit the title of saved/starred places in Google Maps Android?

In Google Maps Android 5.10 you can save a place by clicking and starring the place. However, the name of the saved place is automatically generated by Maps, and can't be edited. Is there a good way ...
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I cannot find my current location while offline in google maps

Before I could easily find my current location being offline using offline maps but at present in the updated Google maps I am not able to use it. It shows the location while I am online, and once I ...
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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 extract road details from Google map?

I have a problem of getting gps locations regarding to a road from google maps android api. How can we get a gps location range regarding to a road?? Is there any way to identify a marked point is ...
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How to Edit Track in Google “My Tracks”?

I frequently for get to turn off Google My Tracks recording. When forget this after biking or hiking, it leaves a big trail on my track from where I got into my car and drove home. Is there an easy ...
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voice navigation doesn't work in offline mode

I have save the offline map for my city including surrounding areas. When I tried offline street navigation (my prepaid SIM has no data anymore), there's no voice navigation. Is this normal? Thanks ...
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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 average/...
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Can't see 'My Maps' in Google maps app

According to this, I should be able to see 'My Maps' from the main google maps app in android. Open the Google Maps app maps. Touch the menu >Your places. Scroll down to see your maps. Touch one to ...
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question google maps and street navigation

just want to ask something about google maps app and street navigation and "saved" data: I am travelling between Moscow and Vladivostok (eastern shores). Before leaving (still has 3G/4G connection), ...
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How can I install the Google Apps Package (Play Store, …) on my Android device?

I have recently installed a custom ROM and cannot find the Play Store. It seems like all apps that belong to Google are missing. How can I install the Google Apps Package (Play Store, ...) on my ...
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Google maps offline

Cannot find menu: how to make google map available offline. I googled and found but dont have menu make available offline in settings.
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Google Navigation First-Person Perspective Not Working on CM12

I recently upgraded to Cyanogenmod 12.1 on an HTC One M7 and now the "first-person" perspective in Google Navigation no longer works. I've been using CM on this phone since version 10, and Google Nav ...
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Google Maps consuming battery

I've recently updated Google Maps to version 9.16.2 and it is draining battery like anything. I tried disabling it but it starts again and again and consumes battery Screenshot (click to enlarge)
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How to write an NFC tag with Driving Directions?

I want to write an NFC Tag on a sticker with something that will directly open Google Maps driving directions to a specific address. I've tried using "NFC Tasks" / "NFC Tools", but haven't found any ...
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Google apps timeline inaccurate location [duplicate]

My Google apps timeline says I went to a postcode and stayed there for 3 hours when I never left my house which is 4 miles away from where it says I was it was in the middle of the night when I wasn't ...
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Google Maps timeline feature not working

When I was trying to connect my past timeline events, I encountered an awkward situation. It says "Can't connect to Maps, try again". Does anybody know why I'm getting this error? Is there any way to ...
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How to right-click in google chrome

I'm trying to get directions from two points on the map. I can't figure out how to do this in the mobile version of the site, so I switched to "classic" (desktop) mode. It says to right-click on the ...
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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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Change Navigation Language Google Maps

I got a new OnePlus One recently and have noticed that the Google Maps Navigation Voice is in English (India) ( I bought the phone in India). This is very annoying and refuses to change no matter how ...
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Offline DATA in Google Maps prompting for updates too often

The offline data in Google Maps app should be downloaded every 30 days. But in my Moto E it's prompting me to download the map data too often (2-3 days once). Why is this happening?
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Why does the Google Maps app need my phone call permission?

Is there any way this is justified? Seems like Google is becoming an evil spy to me, cause this is not the first time their apps need ridiculous permissions.
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Is it possible to prefetch an area of Google Maps on a tablet?

Suppose I wanted to download a particular state (of the U.S.) so that I could use GPS while not connected to wireless or 3G/4G on a tablet. Is this possible? The device I have now is a Samsung T530NU.
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Hide menu in Google Maps

When I load a google map and plot a route, the searchbox with its map results text takes up half the screen. How do I hide that so I can see just the map? (Android 4.0.3 on an Acer A100)
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Google Maps strange green texture when zooming in

On my tablet Lenovo 10" Android 4.2.2 my Google Maps looks really annoying, when I zoom in it has this green texture covering the map. Anyone knows why this happens and how to get rid of it? Google ...
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Old phone to track my bike in case of theft

I have an old galaxy s3, I was thinking of storing it in my bike seat or a lockbox on my bike in case it gets stolen so i can track down my bike. Is there any way of doing this without a sim card(...
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How to handle maps in google maps app?

I am having some trouble with some easy stuff on Google Maps and was wondering if anyone could help. I am running Google Maps on Android 4.4.2. When I click on the menu icon in the upper left and ...
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Open Google Maps to location with NFC tag

I have an NFC tag containing only one record, in the format of geo: [latitude],[longitude], and when I tap it to my phone the 2 options are the Waze app and Google Maps. Waze opens up to those ...
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Is there a way to rotate google map with single finger?

I know that one can enlarge/shrink the map with single hand by double tapping the screen, holding the second tap and drag up or down. (This actually works for many other app. Not sure if it is built-...
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Drag to change route in Google Maps

In the web version of Google Maps, we can use "drag and drop" to get a custom route: How can we do this on Google Maps for Android? I tried to drag, but it doesn't work. It provides several ...
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how to keep using Google Maps in browser and avoid launching the app?

If I point my browser (Doplhin browser) to http://maps.google.com it automatically opens the Google Maps app. Is there a way to avoid this and keep using the site through the browser? If it matters, ...
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New access permissions for Google Maps v9.1.1

I recently got an notification for the latest Google Maps update 9.1.1. With this update, the app asks for 2 new access rights: Phone and Device ID and call information. After checking the changelog, ...
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How to suppress these “Application needs installed” notifications from Google Maps?

Since the last Google Maps update, it periodically shows an “Application needs installed: Request of install from Google Maps” airpush notification begging me to install Google Play services. I do ...
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Clear Google Maps search history without removing the cached maps?

I've been using the Google Maps app to cache the maps on certain places where I might be going in the future. I don't always have internet access which is why I'm doing this. Now that I've cached most ...
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How can I display my maps (from maps.google.com) on Android smartphone?

How can I access to "my maps" saved from desktop website (maps.google.com) from my mobile device? When I use maps application on my device I am not able to find my saved maps with my POI and my ...
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All the info of Google “My Maps” in offline mode

Using Android 5.1, I would like to use all the information of "My Maps" in offline mode, but I do not find the way to do it. I mean, I've downloaded the map of a city to be used offline and it works ...
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Google locations showing another location during day and accurate location during night

I am using two android phones both have been purchased in last six months and are updated & I am using google location app on both phones for last 20 days. One phone is showing accurate location ...
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How do I erase my work location from Google Now?

I'm between jobs and, as a result, no longer want Google Now to keep telling me when I should leave for work, how long it will take me to travel there and that I'm running late. I can remove my work ...
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Why are Google Maps 9.5.1 running slow/freezing?

My Google Maps tend to freeze whenever I interact with them. Sometimes I can move around the map and it loads fine, but as soon as I do something else, like picking a location, like a restaurant or a ...
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Google Maps app: how to find a shop on a given street (knowing only the shop type)?

I am using the Google Maps for Android application. I know the name of a street where a certain shop can be found. I don't know the name of the shop, but I know what kind of shop it is (e.g., a book ...
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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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Get lat and lng based on my position from android phone

I feel myself so lame, because what I want, it seems so obvious, but for me, it's not. I am developing a game in my city, where I want to place some NFC tags, and players need to visit these places. ...
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Cyanogenmod without google apps

I flashed my Android with Cyanogenmod 11 without google apps, the sole intention being to avoid Google whatsoever. I am using Runtastic to log my runs, but it doesn't display the map. Understandbly, ...
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How is it Google Maps works without data?

I ran out of data for this month so disabled it. Google maps still works in map view when I'm following my route. How is this possible? Is it that GPS can still work without wifi/data and as long as ...
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Maps app crashing

I have a Google play edition of the S4. Lately, I keep getting the window telling me that unfortunately maps has stopped working. The problem is I'm not actively using the app, but it does run through ...
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Can I see business hours in my local timezone on Google Now and Maps?

It would be useful to have a business's hours displayed in both the business's timezone and my own. As of now, search results only shows the time in the business's timezone, forcing me to convert ...
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Why did maps not auto update?

Yesterday I was using the Google Maps app and every time I tried to change the mode of transportation away from driving it would crash giving the message "unfortunately google maps has stopped working"...